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The Ethical Educator

This month's dilemma:
Idle Bystanders


Scenario: A rural school sends youngsters with special needs to a shared program in a neighboring community. The youngsters wait for their transfer bus just outside the door to the school’s woodshop classroom. A bullying lad from the shop class terrifies one of the students with special needs by threatening to feed him into a band saw. Punishment for the bully is a no-brainer. But what about the boys who stood by, watched the threat and did nothing?


Read our panelists' responses here.
Last month's dilemma:
The Retributive Board Member


Scenario: An administrator is moved from a principal position to a less critical administrative role in the central office after several years of poor performance on the job. The new superintendent, as part of an administrative reorganization, transfers him to a department led by an individual with high expectations of all staff. The transferred administrator, seeing what is likely to happen, retires but then runs for the school board. Once elected, he makes it clear he intends to press for nonrenewal of the superintendent and the resignation of the supervising administrator. The superintendent assumes the other board members are unaware of the circumstances surrounding their colleague’s underperformance. With his contract up for renewal, what should the superintendent do?


Read our panelists' responses here.

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