Good for the Goose. Good for the Gander.
Sherri Jefferson is an advocate, author, and an attorney. Transforming the lives of children is her passion. Transferring knowledge is her profession.

Good for the Goose. Good for the Gander.

Sherri Jefferson is an advocate, author, and an attorney. Transforming the lives of children is her passion. Transferring knowledge is her profession.

Two students, both 18, are expelled from school for having consensual sex on school property. A student-athlete is banned from school sports based upon an off-campus incident that is unrelated to school and that did not occur during the school term. A male school administrator is terminated and forced to resign for having an affair with a teacher. The principal, who is married, is reportedly having a relationship with a subordinate.
Reads like a movie script, however, this is what has occurred at a local school.
We teach children to respect their parents. We teach children to listen to adults and follow protocol. We reprimand employees for failing to adhere to company policies and procedures. However, a selected few choose to travel on their own journey without any directions. The selected few knowingly violate protocol in the presence of their insubordinates without repercussion.
As students return to school this week, what message do we share with the students at our local schools about respect, morals, and values?
What message do we send when children observe that the rules are meant to be broken by a selected few and that, based upon social or economic status, others can do as they please?
How do we instill respect for protocol when students witness that there are different rules for principals and their friends versus the students and their parents?
When are Board members held accountable for their elected seats. After all, Board members are elected officials and must answer to the citizens. School administrators and employees are paid with taxpayer revenues.
When will taxpayers or citizens have their say? Who will listen?
If it is good for the goose, then it is good for the gander!