CEDAR RAPIDS SCHOOL DISTRICT'S CHILD ABUSE TRAIL OF TEARS

7-10-17

Greetings, Ryan Wise, Director, Department of Education, State Board of Education, C. R. School Superintendent Brad Buck,  Gazette Reporter, Erin Jordan and all—

Erin Jordan, please forward this post to the abused girl’s guardian, Tammy Mims.  Thank you very much. 

Website http://www.iowalive.net/schoolchildabuse.htm first reported the child abuse whose trail of tears is described in the following table.  The Gazette editorial board merely became “disheartened by the school’s lax response for it.”  They weren’t even concerned about it, as if it was the crying girl’s fault.

Cedar Rapids school kids need a champion, not another predator!!!!

CEDAR RAPIDS SCHOOL DISTRICT'S CHILD ABUSE TRAIL OF TEARS.  Source:  Iowalive  7-9-17

2002 TO 2015

No Child Left behind (NCLB) was a government intervention to change the education theories in use for decades that avoided accountability by falsely blaming students for failure to succeed, in lieu of educators taking responsibility for the poor system they had created.  All Cedar Rapids schools are on the  In Need of Assistance List for academic failures to meet NCLB requirements.

Iowa educators fought it all the way because they routinely degraded students for not succeeding, and did not want to take responsibility and be held accountable for their decisions regarding poor curriculum and teaching methods.

The national Common Core curriculum had to be created because educators no longer knew what a competent curriculum should be – as illustrated by Iowa educators’ attempt to write a math curriculum that was so embarrassing it was immediately dropped for the national Common Core.

2015 TO 2017

ESSA continued the requirement that states be held accountable for the quality of education, and put a stop to educators publicly blaming students for learning gaps.

Iowa educators publicly stopped blaming students but continued to privately blame them for the continued low proficiencies that prevented the state from adopting higher national standards that would prove Iowa school failures..

Iowa educators lack the skills to take responsibility for their decisions about teaching methods to effectively teach concepts to all learning styles, thus resisting the accountability for outcomes required of ESSA

4/5/2017

Cedar Rapids educators hold multi rule breaking, isolation door shut on 3rd grader to stop her from crying about insufficient time to take a test and being forced to miss recess to make up work

4/20/2017

Legal complaint asserted the girl's behavior April 5 did not warrant seclusion.  The room & treatment were found to violate 4 state seclusion rules.   Complaint  forced school officials to later admit they knew of the abuse and said and did nothing about it.

7/4/2017

Gazette finally reports the abuse  incident on the 4th of July Holiday,  when  readers were distracted.  http://www.thegazette.com/subject/news/education/k-12-education/investigation-cedar-rapids-school-held-girl-in-closet-for-crying-20170702  

7/5/2017

District finally assigned a task force to look into the incident 3 months after it occurred. The Gazette said little about the cruel delay.   HO-HUM!!  http://www.thegazette.com/subject/news/education/k-12-education/cedar-rapids-to-study-school-seclusion-and-restraint-20170705  

7/8/2017

The page 6 Cedar Rapids Gazette's editorial board lamely whined it was "disheartened by what we believe is a lax response from Cedar Rapids schools".   And  "When rules intended to assure the safety of children are egregiously violated by school staff, all families deserve timely notification.  If seclusion must be part of our schools, clear rules must be established."  The editorial did not  condemn the school's flagrant child abuse  nor did it mention accountability or consequences for blatant, rule breaking child abuse.  It only said families deserve timely notification of it!!!  It blamed lack of "clear state rules" as if the district hadn't blatantly broken 4 of them.  And it subtly blamed the student as being defective, not the schools.  As a result, the school board will give pay raises to the guilty school superintendent and others involved with the abusive incident and cover-up!!  That's what the Cedar Rapids school board does and will continue to do.  The trail  of abused student tears will continue unpunished, unabated and subtly condoned by flawed, "disheartened", child predator, Gazette Editors!!!

And the child abuse story would not be complete without the following, from superior educator, Dr. Sue Atkinson.

To improve Iowa student proficiencies so they stop dropping in ranking on national NAEP exams (as other states figure out they need to change their theories and accept responsibility to be held accountable), Iowa legislators MUST drop the requirement that online schools only use Iowa teachers – begin requiring that they only use teachers trained in states out-educating Iowa on NAEP (so a proven track record) – and the benefit will be that students are no longer discriminated against by falsely being blamed for situations outside their control.  In addition, students will not have to endure time-out rooms and other forms of abuse because online schools offer effective remediation as well as effective teaching that Iowa schools cannot because they are still, privately, blaming students rather than taking responsibility and being held accountable.

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