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What civil-rights investigators found at Terman

Original post made on Jun 14, 2013

The following is a condensed summary of the findings and conclusions contained in the Office for Civil Rights report concerning the Terman Middle School student.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, June 14, 2013, 8:26 AM

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Posted by gb
a resident of Fairmeadow
on Jun 14, 2013 at 9:27 am

"If it's the same kids, then it's harassment." Baker also cited the Student's own unskilled social behavior as contributing to the harassment. Both of these assertions showed a lack of understanding of the law"

What? Really?


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Posted by CrescentParkAnon.
a resident of Crescent Park
on Jun 14, 2013 at 11:10 am

This is a real problem area. Kids are little monsters sometimes, and adults will not, do not and can not keep such a good eye on things that they can make fair judgements about what happened, and even if they would they would eventually make their way to the legal arena where it would all be dismissed.

Maybe most of this is the parents of children some of whom when their kids are are in the wrong like to show them how the system can be gamed and corrupted.

There is no judgement from parents and money rules the legal system - so the whole thing is a joke, and then it gets worse the next generation until the whole idea of civilized behavior is a joke. Maybe it is just a joke but we like to pretend in the news that there is such a thing so as to not scare the horses.


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Posted by Request for help
a resident of Green Acres
on Jun 14, 2013 at 11:30 am

The resource specialist emailed the district about the request for an aide due to the Student's reports of bullying. The district said that special education would not furnish an aide to the Student because "bullying is each site's responsibility." The district advised the school staff "to work this one out outside the IEP (Individual Education Plan)."

This is Holly Wade telling the school to deal with it. [Portion removed by Palo Alto Online staff.] Holly Wade, over and over make this decision to deny special needs children assistance. She should spend more time in the schools, next to special needs children, experiencing what they experience. Play politician with adults, not our children.


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Posted by Hope and change
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Jun 19, 2013 at 4:05 pm

Holly Wade has not had a good three years.


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