Superintendent Vitti sure doesn’t waste a crisis.

am just
going to get to it.

From the Times Union: 
School Superintendent
Nikolai Vitti said two adult monitors on the bus helped care for the victims.

“We placed (additional
personnel) on alternative buses months ago to prevent issues, once there was an
escalation of violence in the community,” he said.

Does he think for a second
anybody thinks the monitors were placed on the bus to protect kids from outside
dangers? How gullible does he think the people of Jacksonville are? The extra
monitors were on this bus and other buses like it to protect students from each
other and him implying other wise is disingenuous.

It would likewise be
disingenuous of me to lay this tragedy at the feet of the super, our discipline
problems and I think this bus incident is a direct result of them, predate the
super but at the same time I and many others believe he has exacerbated the
problems we already had.

Discipline is hard but
that doesn’t mean we can ignore or play lip service to it. Kids have to get
meaningful consequences for poor behavior and then we have to get to the root
of the problems why so many kids act. Investing in counselors and social
workers would have been a better use of our resources than hobbyist TFA
teachers and merit pay scams. 

So superintendent Vitti
it’s time you stopped talking about discipline and started doing something
about it, your sound bites do not ring true.

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