|"Lord of the Flies" Day at Samuel Gompers Middle School|
I know, because I taught in one of them until a kid attacked me. I was bitten and bruised, and I quit after learning that the student's "punishment" for this crime would be a three-day suspension, followed by return to my classroom. Oh hay-ell no! Even in the most contentious lawsuit I ever handled, no one bit me, for Heaven's sake!
Well, the latest jaw-dropper occurred in middle school the other day. And not just any middle school, but one managed by the illustrious mayor himself, Antonio Villaraigosa: the Samuel Gompers Middle School One little kid pulls a knife, and the other pulls out a gun.
Kids don't need to read "Lord of the Flies" in this town; they are living it.
Read about it in the LA Weekly.
A gun in middle school? A knife? What has become of this city?
Now, unless you've got a job paying you enough money to put your kids in private schools, why would you move to this City? And how are you going to find such a job when the City is run by career politicians who are bought and paid for by special interests? You're not.
So the locals better start paying attention to local politics or start packing -- which most of the middle class here has already done.