Educator ethics

Posted Wednesday, May. 08, 2013  comments  Print Reprints

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Regarding the April 24 article “Schools will require ethics course”: We know why our children are doing so poorly in our schools. It now seems all teachers and administrators in Grapevine-Colleyville are required to take supplemental ethics training. Seems they don’t know they shouldn’t have improper relationships with students.

And this is not free.

Even though district policies regarding conduct are spelled out in the employee handbook, it is deemed necessary to hire an individual from an education consulting group for $5,500, plus travel and expenses, to preach the obvious.

Wonder what the final bill will be? Wonder if that money could be used to supplement a child’s education? Do we really need someone to come into our schools and tell adults it is wrong to have improper online relationships or sexual relations with children?

And while we’re at it, can we please stop throwing that hero blanket on everyone who shows up to “teach the children”? Many are; some are not.

— Richard Jones, Bedford

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