I would like to put another spin on the outrage from the school bus monitor fiasco. I will not take away from the fact that as I watched this horrible display of stupidity, bullying, and just plain meanness, my heart ached for the poor lady, just as my mind raged at the teens, but ... I can't help but think that if I had a job as a school bus monitor, I would not have reacted in the same way. Maybe this just isn't the job for someone who cannot stand up for themselves.
If your child was being bullied, would you like this person to be in charge of keeping control of the kids on the bus? I think not. If we have to have monitors, then make it someone who could actually be strong enough to do something. I think maybe sitting there, ignoring, crying and feeling angry just isn't the toughness we need with our teens today. Everyone is afraid to act. Kick the disruptive kids off the bus immediately. If there isn't a rule about this, there should be.
I am sorry for your hurt, Mrs. Klein, but I can't but think you were your own worst enemy.
Le'Ann Cherry, Kennewick