Skip to content
Do you have adblock enabled?
 
If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(Slate)   "My child's school was full of misogyny and allowed sexual harassment to occur in a seventh grade classroom. As I was one of the parents who spoke against it, the school wants me to lead the effort to change. I don't think it should be me. What do?"   (slate.com) divider line
    More: Awkward, High school, Private school, Teacher, Public school, Primary school, Anxiety, Independent school, School  
•       •       •

261 clicks; posted to Discussion » on 22 Apr 2021 at 10:25 AM (13 days ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



15 Comments     (+0 »)
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest
 
2021-04-22 9:29:04 AM  
Present your salary demands.
 
2021-04-22 9:52:25 AM  
Have a civil rights attorney send a demand letter. Perhaps that will encourage them to take seriously the Title IX violations occuring in their school.
 
2021-04-22 10:25:04 AM  
Ah, a classic from the ol' Bad Managers playbook:  Whenever you are presented with a problem, turn it around and make it the complainers job to fix it.
 
2021-04-22 10:26:44 AM  
Prepare the most obscenity laden assembly speech in the history of sexual harassment education.
 
2021-04-22 10:38:09 AM  

Persnickety: Ah, a classic from the ol' Bad Managers playbook:  Whenever you are presented with a problem, turn it around and make it the complainers job to fix it.


We hired a new department director in the beginning of the year, and this was his exact style.

He lasted 6 weeks
 
2021-04-22 10:48:07 AM  
Oh hell no.  Not only are you probably not qualified to do so (good on you for speaking out, but there's probably no way you know all the legal ins and outs of setting up such a program), but that's just putting a huge target on your kid's back by the mental morons who are offended at being called out.

They probably want you to do it for free too don't they?
 
2021-04-22 10:48:52 AM  

Persnickety: Ah, a classic from the ol' Bad Managers playbook:  Whenever you are presented with a problem, turn it around and make it the complainers job to fix it.


At a former employer with WAY too many layers of management, they'd arrange these meetings with the rank and file and upper-middle management (the open door policy we supposedly had really only extended as high lower-middle management).  It'd be a random sample of employees and I was selected once.  The lower management folks said not to raise any problems unless you also knew how to fix it.  I said "if I knew how to fix it, it wouldn't be a problem."

Fark user imageView Full Size
 
2021-04-22 10:51:27 AM  

Recoil Therapy: Oh hell no.  Not only are you probably not qualified to do so (good on you for speaking out, but there's probably no way you know all the legal ins and outs of setting up such a program), but that's just putting a huge target on your kid's back by the mental morons who are offended at being called out.

They probably want you to do it for free too don't they?


The other part is that it provides a convenient scapegoat for the school when it fails.  Blame can be pushed to someone outside the organization which I suspect is exactly what they want.  I think the lawyer suggestion is where to take it next.
 
2021-04-22 10:54:00 AM  
Sounds like the school thinks you're the smartest person in the world.
 
2021-04-22 10:55:25 AM  

Myk-House of El: The other part is that it provides a convenient scapegoat for the school when it fails.  Blame can be pushed to someone outside the organization which I suspect is exactly what they want.


Very good point, I hadn't thought that far ahead.  Through actual incompetence or evil forethought, they're setting you/the program up to fail if implemented the way the school wants it to be.
 
2021-04-22 10:57:01 AM  
Since this is coming from Slate and posted to Fark, I must automatically dismiss the existence of everything stated in the headline.
 
2021-04-22 11:00:26 AM  

Recoil Therapy: Oh hell no.  Not only are you probably not qualified to do so (good on you for speaking out, but there's probably no way you know all the legal ins and outs of setting up such a program), but that's just putting a huge target on your kid's back by the mental morons who are offended at being called out.

They probably want you to do it for free too don't they?


Somehow this post gave me a great idea: make the program absolutely nothing but instructions on how to hire a lawyer to file suit against the school district.
 
2021-04-22 11:39:18 AM  
This is precisely why I don't give a damn about anything at work.
 
2021-04-22 11:57:54 AM  
Seems like the district should have a person that oversees that.  Probly the same one that handles other complaints from the public and writes school handbooks and junk like that.  If they've got any other rules at that school, well, somebody wrote them or approved them.
 
2021-04-22 4:57:44 PM  
When Mini_maxis was in middle school (what a terrible time for all) there were some behavioral issues with another student that we ended up meeting with the principal about. She tried to pull that crap of making our problem. My response was to point out it was her job to maintain order and if she couldn't do it, I'm sure the BOE and the local press would love to find out how incompetent she was.

Amazing, rules were suddenly put into place and enforced that solved the problem.
 
Displayed 15 of 15 comments

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

This thread is closed to new comments.

Continue Farking





On Twitter



  1. Links are submitted by members of the Fark community.

  2. When community members submit a link, they also write a custom headline for the story.

  3. Other Farkers comment on the links. This is the number of comments. Click here to read them.

  4. Click here to submit a link.