Following her talk, time was allowed for a Q&A session.
One gentleman in the audience questioned Supertendent Contreras about the stabbing that occurred at H.W. Smith K-8 the prior day. The superintendent essentially chalked that incident up to violence in the community spilling over into the schools.
And we all know, as quoted on www.syracuse.com, she "will not own all the violence in the community."
By attributing this incident to community violence in the same discussion where this statement was made, she continues to absolve herself and the district from the violence in our schools.
A teacher pointed out recently...
When there is tragic behavior in school,
the Superintendent can absolve herself by saying
"That's what the community sends me."
When dedicated teachers who work long hours
are less than successful working with
underprepared/poorly behaved/emotionally compromised/asocial children,
it is all because the teachers are bad.
Does anyone else see the hypocrisy in this?