That’s what the principal at Indiana’s Mooresville High had to say about their apparent pushout problem. That damage control is along the lines of "It’s about the kids" in looking for higher salaries and benefits for all teachers; bad and good.
From the Martinsville ReporterTimes
High school responds to home-school order story
“I’m not sure all of the facts have been laid out,” he said. “There is more to this than what she’s disclosing. Here, there is a caring staff. There are caring administrators. We have the students at heart.”
Now if only Principal Muston had said, ‘We’re not perfect, but we’re trying to do our best’. But no, Mooresville High has only caring staff and caring administrators just like him. Who he cares about is revealed throughout the article in his general trashing of the parents and those (ex) students.
Here’s another gem:
"“We can’t just kick kids out without due process,” he said. “There have to be legitimate processes.”
After a big party weekend where the police showed up at some poor parents’ house who unknowingly had said big party, every teenager in school knows there is no due process in the school. Any rumor, piece of gossip or whisper overhead by some of the "caring staff" will be relayed to the school authorities. Then the gauntlet of interrogation starts. He said, she said…I won’t punish you if you tell me what your friends did…no, you can’t call your parents right now….
But that’s understandable. Due process isn’t taught at length, sometimes any length, in the schools. It’s too risky.