Tuesday, April 03, 2007

If You're Not Disgusted You're Not Paying Attention

From the files of "I only thought I'd seen everything" comes this almost unbelievable story via CNN about a mother who was offering her 7 year old daughter up for sex, actually advertising it on the Internet. Fortunately for the child the buyer was an undercover police officer, although the police suspect she may have been victimized before. Not only was the mother selling her own child, she had planned on taking pictures of the molesting and sell then on the Internet. Unbelievable!

Somewhere in Michigan is a 3rd grade teacher who will be held accountable for this child when she doesn't pass her high stakes test mandated by the federal government. Several years ago we had a 4th grader who witnessed the murder/suicide of his parents, but by golly he still had to take the state tests.

I'm disgusted on many levels.

1 comment:

100farmers said...

You really caught my attention on this because I may have taught your student last year. This kid has been in and out of counseling, alternative school and even had an ankle moniter for possession with intent to sell at school. Funny hting is is that he is actually a sweetie who constantly tries to get attention from his teachers, especially the older motherly types. See, his father killed his mother and then himself in front of him when he was in third grade. His grandmother is on dialysis three times a week and can barely keep after him. We were all held accountable for his also. Honestly, our biggest concern was making sure he had clothes and food that day. Tell me what no child left behind really means.