houstonherdfan wrote:I think it is probably more because of the potential for lawsuits more than anything else.
I say make all the lawyers stay afrter school.
Don't blame the lawyers.
It's the friggin' parents who look to solve their problems (and make a cash grab) that are the problem.
We, unfortunately, live in a litigious society where people are looking to the law to solve their littlest problems or to make a run at some easy cash.
Really leaves the schools with no other option.
I have several friends that are teachers or administrators in some of the local school systems, and the threat of litigation is one of their top problems.
Parents will sue at the drop of a hat.
Really binds the hands of what the educators are allowed to do.
You can badmouth lawyers all you want, but they're just doing the job they're hired for; it's the overly litigious people that hire them that are the real problem.
"Sue, sue, sue!!!!"
If you watch any TV, you know there are about 4-5 small claims reality "judge" shows out there, and a large portion of any news channel is devoted to current court cases (not to mention court TV). The law has it place when one is truly wronged, but the incessant influx of court based television seems to have formented a culture where many believe legal action is their first and best recourse to any given problem.
It is not always the best solution.
"Jimmy" is getting picked on during gym class or suffers an injury during recess... Talk
to the school represenatives, come up with a plan to aleviate the situation.
Here's a rule to live by:
Litigation should be the last resort in any series of actions taken to come up with a viable solution to almost any problematic situation.
In far to many people's minds, it seems to be the first option.
Just my humble opinion.
So, does that qualify as a rant?