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Assumptions

He came flying off of the bus in a scene that looked like it belonged in an action movie. Jumping and hitting at the same time, his mission was to hurt another child. There was no excuse for this type of anger and violence. I immediately took him to my office, all the while giving him the business about what I had just seen.

What were you doing?

What made you think it was okay to do that?

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He just got up and left the room!

Who does that?!

In the middle of writing a sentence.

Who does he think he is?

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This happens every time!

She cooks and then she leaves the kitchen and the surrounding area a mess.

Then I have to be the bad guy and remind her to clean it up.

I do like that she loves to cook and to be honest she is quite good at it.

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Three simple words that can silence a room almost as quickly as they are uttered. We all know it exists. We've known for quite some time now. But it's not going away. In fact, it appears to be widening in many areas.

And it's not as if we aren't giving it attention. We've thrown money at it to see if it that would work. That had little to no effect. We've had educators receive professional development led by "experts" that we just knew would do the trick. Strike two. We've even begun, in the last two presidencies, collecting disaggregated data in the hopes that increased vigilance and accountability would somehow be the silver bullet we'd been looking for. Strike three.

Now what?

I for one, believe that we are going about this all wrong. My concern is that, we are so focused on being politically correct, that we have lost sight of doing what is right. For kids that is. Sure, we can say that we are trying to narrow the gap and maybe that allows us to sleep better at night. But each of us knows that the gap will still be there in the morning when we wake up.

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We were tired, sweaty, hot and hungry. But on vacation at a nice resort, so these weren’t really problems.  Furthermore, one of the problems would soon be remedied because we were taking a trolley (long golf cart) to a restaurant.

Just as we were about to take off, some guy just walked right in front of us! Didn’t he see us? Oh, I see. This was his world and we were all supposed to wait for him. I think he may have even been smoking a cigarette! He was obviously in a hurry and he quickly hopped on the back of the trolley. Great!

Once we got moving I didn’t think another thing of it. I was comfortable and we were on our way to get some dinner. The ride didn’t take more than five minutes. Once we arrived the guy jumped off and bolted to wherever he was going.

We gathered our things and began walking up the small slope. As I turned the corner I noticed that we would have to walk up a small flight of concrete steps. I also noticed something else.

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