Do Department of Correction workers get rated on how many of their “students” graduate into becoming law-abiding citizens after they leave their care? After leading the surge against teachers, shouldn’t the Daily News also unfairly go after correction officers, and rate them based on the very high recidivist rate of their charges?
Speaking of criminality, the Daily News on Aug. 30 indicated that quite a few city schools in the 2010-11 school year confiscated tens of lethal weapons from students. Then it was reported that the Department of Education was easing up on trivial student violations. Is student bad behavior becoming too overwhelming? Is it becoming more apparent that teaching in New York City schools is not a picnic in the park? One teacher was overheard saying, “At least cops have badges and guns and legal backing to enforce the laws!”