Skip to comments.Grandfather Objects to Schoolyard Practice (Teaching Kids to Be Prisoners - Vietnam Vet)
Posted on 06/06/2013 9:50:02 PM PDT by nickcarraway
Students were told to walk with hands clasped on the top of their head, which is a practice used in prison yards
Tony Gonzales was picking up his grandson at Meadows Elementary this week, when he didnt like something he saw on the playground.
Children were walking in a circle with their hands clasp on the top of their head.
What got me is they had their hands on their heads. So I looked and I said you know what, it's pretty degrading to have the kids walk around like that.
The Vietnam Veteran said it reminded him of images of prisoners of war, or of a prison yard.
On top of your head? It kills you. I got a grandchild here. I wouldnt want him to do that all day. Its crazy," said Gonzales.
Gonzales granddaughter, Irene Nevarez, was with him that day.
Walk them like this, where they look like prisoners because you go to the media and thats all you see, is prisoners walking like that, said Nevarez.
It turns out that the students were part of an after school-program called Coral, run by Catholic Charities.
Coral is designed to help students with literacy.
Usually when you're walking with children, you want order, not touching or hitting. Its not common practice to have kids put their hands behind their heads, said program coordinator America Aguirre. To us, its something we'll look at differently, and something we won't do any more.
The schools principal, Magdalena Moore, told NBC Bay Area she was unaware of the practice.
Moore said she was bothered to hear what was happening, so she told the Coral coordinator to stop having the children walk like that on her campus.
Gonzales said hell be watching to make sure the kids are treated like kids.
those reading nuns run a mean jail (duck’n & runn’n!)
Considering where it happened, it sounds like a bunch of leftard nuns run this place. They were probably teaching the children to have sympathy with Guantanamo detainees....
When I was at school, they sometimes made us put our hands on our head as a punishment when misbehaved. Its what teachers sometimes have to do when kids misbehave.
What is this guy bitching about?
With so much more in this world to complain about. I wonder how grandpa votes?
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