We expect teachers to be educators, psychologist and the parent. However what do you do when children make false allegations?
A substitute teacher, was investigated after a student made false allegations over a banana. Unfortunately there is no middle ground and common sense. One false accusation will destroy a teacher. We hardly even have male teachers in school. There must be consequences for false allegations, however what is the solution? Is education like the good old days? Maybe we need video camera‘s in the class? What do we do about parachute parents or bad teachers?
Toronto police are seeking the public’s help in locating Michelle Yu, an 18-year-old who has been missing since Tuesday.
Police say she was last seen at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the TD Bank at 354 Bay St., near Temperance Street. Her image was captured on the bank’s security camera and she appeared to be alone. Members of her family say this is not the bank branch Michelle regularly uses.
She was also seen at around 2:30 p.m. Tuesday in the York Mills Road/Chipstead Road area.
An interesting article from the Toronto Star. It would be interesting to know how widespread this is. It’s unfortunate to commonly hear the line “well if you have nothing to hide, why does it matter”. It matters because you have the rights, however how is that balanced? If you are a targeted community what are the long-term effects on youth? Do kids grow up feeling that they are always a target. The comment is often made because it does not affect the person making it. There is a failure to understand how an person feels on the other side of the fence.I would urge you to read Freakanomics. It’s an interesting take on what happens in certain conditions.
— Read more from the Toronto Star article below —
Young white males and those designated as “other” do attract police attention, but nothing as pronounced as black and brown youth.
Torontopolice ChiefBill Blair dismisses the possibility that his officers, who are encouraged to stop, question and document citizens in all areas of the city as part of regular and targeted police work, may have documented all young black and brown men in certain areas.
“I can’t imagine that that’s true,” Blair said in an interview that stretched over two hours and included two deputy chiefs.
People come and go, he said, and citizens are documented in areas where they do not live, which indeed accounts for many of the cards filled out in certain neighbourhoods.