Friday, May 08, 2015

Seniors never learned meaning of the word "prank"

After twelve years sitting in columns and rows, growing from children to adults; at least some seniors at Los Lunas High School came away with no understanding of the meaning or concept of a "prank", link.

They did not learn during the last twelve years, other people, their property and their personal safety deserve respect.  And, therefore, disrespectful and irresponsible behavior are "bad".

One of the miscreants defended the misbehavior in the usual way; hey man;

“We’re not bad kids, like I said just trying to have fun…
live up our last day of high school.
At least one parent has a closer but still incomplete grasp, posting on facebook;
“Harmless senior pranks are one thing, but a prank
that can harm others is what ruins it for everyone!”
And then, there is the "accountability"; the reason the next batch of seniors won't do exactly the same thing next year;
Police said students were held accountable ...,
but ... did not elaborate. (emphasis added)
If anyone thinks there are not seniors are graduating everywhere, yes, even in the APS, who haven't acquired good character in public schools, they have much to learn.

People argue;
It isn't the responsibility of public schools to grow character in children.  The onus falls on parents, families, churches, girl and boy scouts, etc, etc, etc.
Those people do not comprehend the staggering number of children whose home lives provide little, no, or bad advice on growing and keeping good character.

If we really expect children to grow into adults who embrace character and courage and honor, we are going to have to teach them about them.
If schools do not do it, will will not get done.

The proper time to influence the character of a child
is about a hundred years before he is born.
Dean Inge
If he's right, we're already a hundred years too late for an entire generation.

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