School board meeting the catalyst
March 30, 2023
I attended the Odessa School Board meeting on March 22.
I fear this is only the catalyst. I am in disbelief.
I am an alum of Odessa schools and a teacher. From a professional perspective, I cannot fathom conducting myself in any way that would harm a student. Educators’ responsibility to student safety and respect supersedes any other. I care about my students.
There are times classroom behaviors require sternness, but never screaming, putting your hands on a student or insulting or demeaning them.
There have always been small-town-type problems in Odessa schools. Gossip. Bullying. Sup...