Nobody wants their kid to be bullied, but is making students call-out offenders the right way to fix the problem? The principal of a Massachusetts school thought so. He instructed a classroom of sixth graders to list who they thought were the top bullies in their school. The survey garnered a list of six names.
The list was then used as a roll call to the Wire Village School cafeteria, where the alleged bullies were segregated from the other students during recess and were monitored throughout the day.
One mom, Danielle Gebo, was livid when she was notified that her son, Thomas, had made the list. Turns out, the honest kid had written his own name as one of the bullies. As he said, "I had picked on a few kids, so I wrote that I bullied some kids and I signed my name."
Finally the school's superintendent stepped in and the punishments were stopped. That may not be enough for Gebo, though: She thinks that the teacher should be disciplined for carrying out the plan -- and the principal fired.
Would you be furious if your kid was singled out as a bully?