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With teachers like these, who need enemies?

bully.jpgQuizLaw frequently attacks the people of Florida because of the mind-boggling number of stories of idiocy that arise from the state (and we’re surely not alone, as the state is a frequent target of both Fark and Keith Olbermann as well). But now I’m wondering if the fundamental problem isn’t the greater population of Florida, but those in charge of teaching tomorrow’s Floridians.

Two teachers at the Oak Park Partnership school are being investigated after accusations came to light that the two “enlisted two older boys to beat up younger students in the classroom as a form of discipline, and then tried to thwart a police probe of the incident.” The alleged victim was a 14-year-old boy and his dad says that one of the teachers, Roslyn Holloway, left the classroom after getting mad at the boy. She came back with two older kids, and told them to beat up the boy and some of the other students to teach them a lesson. The father says that a second teacher sat behind his desk and laughed while the sanctioned bullying took place.

The teachers haven’t been charged with anything yet, but the school has suspended them and the local Sheriff’s Office has referred criminal charges to the State’s Attorneys Office.

See what I mean? With examples of such idiocy popping up before them in the classroom, is it any wonder so many folks down there fall right off the common sense spectrum?