A bitch went to Parkway schools.
As a matter of fact, I spent the bulk of my educational life in the Parkway system.
That was some 20 years ago (wince) and a bitch liked to hope that the bigot-based bullying that I endured during my time there had gone the way of the campus smoking lounge.
But news that five students have been suspended from Parkway West Middle School for hitting Jewish students as part of Hit a Jew Day…well, that just makes me sick.
Some students were hit on the back.
One student was slapped in the face.
Clearly this incident should be a wake up call to Parkway, but it really needs to be a wake up call to the community too.
I can’t imagine what I’d do if I got a call saying my child had hit or slapped another student as part of…ugh!
This isn’t about tolerance.
This is about respect.
And if they’re going to haul students into an auditorium for sessions on diversity they need to make damn sure they haul their parents in for the same fucking sessions.
Fuck it, spring for a semester.
My thoughts are with the students subjected to this mess and their families.