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Re: Chicago Teachers Take Stand Against Corporate Education Reform

Kocolicious ·
If this is what they are talking about...I agree too my sista. But I heard this before. And if this was the consensus[sp], why have teachers drop the ball for twenty year or more? I say this cuz a lotta children aren't LEARNING. And these same children who didn't learn are the ones who are trying to promote this privatization of schools, charter and home schools, online learning and what's the other term? Deprofessionalism of teachers? Sounds like a play with words to me. Cuz tests don't...
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Re: Chicago Teachers Take Stand Against Corporate Education Reform

EbonyRose ·
You know, Ms. Koco ... one of the most startling - and thought-provoking - things I heard during the Democratic Convention was the statistic of how LOW on the list the United States is EDUCATIONALLY compared to the other industrialized countries in the world!! (I can't remember if it was 13th or 26th??? ) But, whatever it was was P-I-T-I-F-U-L ... for a nation that CLAIMS to be the superpower of the world!! Our children/citizens are so uneducated that we have to recruit MORE intelligent...
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Re: Chicago Teachers Take Stand Against Corporate Education Reform

Kocolicious ·
Sista ER wrote: Now ... all these politicians and teachers' unions and teachers and parents and everybody else can talk and debate and point fingers at each other ... but the FACTS and STATISTICS don't lie!! Our people have been getting dumber and dumber as the years have gone by!! Even SADDER than that is the fact that a lot of the people we're bring over here to do the high-skilled jobs that our people can't .... were actually trained HERE at OUR colleges and universities!!! Yep! But the...
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Re: Chicago Teachers Take Stand Against Corporate Education Reform

Xumbrarchist ·
Originally Posted by EbonyRose: I am so in two minds about this .... ...... I'm not sure what I think!! On the one hand .... the teachers are absolutely right about ridiculousness of "standardized testing." It never should have happened ... and should have been done away with looonnnngggggg time ago!! Standardised testing makes sense but WHAT IS IT? Just because it is standardised does not mean it is not stupid. They imply that just because it is standardised it is valid. They could be...
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Re: Chicago Teachers Take Stand Against Corporate Education Reform

Kocolicious ·
Well....what the standardize form they are debating over....folks who are AMERICANS are sucking up OUR jobs in droves. So apparently this standardization is working for them! Cuz our kids cannot even compete on own so-called standardized terms level. And it is that.....that makes this all the more stupid and backwards. I say...let's get back to the basics of education and build on the foundation there. Cuz if you can't read or write or even count.....you are NOT going to be in the game. And...
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Re: Chicago Teachers Take Stand Against Corporate Education Reform

Kocolicious ·
I HATE that I can't edit .... I meant to say" WHATEVER the standardized form they are debating" and so on...
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Re: Chicago Teachers Take Stand Against Corporate Education Reform

EbonyRose ·
Originally Posted by Kocolicious: I just don't understand where this system have gone sooooooooo wrong. I do. It happened through the breakdowns of both the community and the family as a 'unit'. I would say both integration - which fractured our sense of "community" and the "village" form of raising/rearing our young ... and the disintegration of the traditional family structure are to blame, probably in equal parts. Or you could pick one over the other. The results would still be the same.
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Re: Chicago Teachers Take Stand Against Corporate Education Reform

sunnubian ·
Don't forget the fact that parents can now be arrested and imprisoned for disciplining their child, (and the child(ren) know this). I do believe that integration was the number one occurrence that did the most damage to African America, not because I am against integration or anything, it's just a fact of circumstance. If African Americans were still segregated, Black people would have seen things like the following as stuff White people did and not as anything particularly pertaining to...
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Re: Chicago Teachers Take Stand Against Corporate Education Reform

Xumbrarchist ·
Why not have a National Recommended Reading List regardless of the public schools or the corporations? The Tyranny of Words (1938) by Stuart Chase http://www.anxietyculture.com/tyranny.htm http://archive.org/details/tyrannyofwords00chas http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9H1StY1nU8 The Accounting Game: Basic Accounting Fresh From the Lemonade Stand http://www.exceltip.com/book-1570713960.html http://www.fool.com/personal-f...unting-gamequot.aspx The Screwing of the Average Man by David Hapgood...
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Re: Chicago Teachers Take Stand Against Corporate Education Reform

EbonyRose ·
I am so in two minds about this .... ...... I'm not sure what I think!! On the one hand .... the teachers are absolutely right about ridiculousness of "standardized testing." It never should have happened ... and should have been done away with looonnnngggggg time ago!! I don't think teachers should be faulted for the failure of NCLB, They were mandated to follow President Idiot's education plan. And the fact that it had no chance of success ... and actually put public education two steps...
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Re: Chicago Teachers Take Stand Against Corporate Education Reform

Kocolicious ·
I agree with you my sista. It is confusing as hell especially when one is no better than the other..depending where you are and who you talk to. As for Emmanual? Well it seems he just wanted to be in charge of something. He didn't want to be someone's assistant even if it was the President of the United States. But! For me the children are the ones who will continue to lose this fight. It's sad. Cuz we gotta have some type of uniform education....otherwise the kids are gonna be f'd up in the...
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Re: Chicago Teachers Take Stand Against Corporate Education Reform

sunnubian ·
"We must commit ourselves," in both word and deed Ravitch said, "to a system of free, just, and forward minded public education – not testing, privatization schemes, or crazy accountability schemes that take the focus off of what really matters." "If anyone thinks this strike is just another union “ploy” for higher pay or less “working time” they are sorely mistaken," she added. "And while workers should be entitled to protect their rights, the CPS strike is about the heart and soul of...
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Re: Chicago Teachers Take Stand Against Corporate Education Reform

Kocolicious ·
@Sista ER. You definitely HIT the nail with the hammer. You are exactly right. And as a result of the motivation and demand of our parents and community a lotta of us skip grades. I skipped three times...which led to eventually graduating from high school at the age of 16. Which NOW I believe my parents should have kept my butt back with the rest of kids my age. Cuz I was NOT mentally ready to associate with college students at such an early stage of my development-just not.(I did a lotta...
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Re: Chicago Teachers Take Stand Against Corporate Education Reform

Fine ·
And rightly so... Originally Posted by sunnubian: Published on Monday, September 10, 2012 by Common Dreams Chicago Teachers Take Stand Against Corporate Education Reform - Common Dreams staff For the first time in a quarter century, the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU)—which represents educators, school clinicians, and support staff in the nation's third-largest school district—is on strike today after weekend negotiations with Chicago Public Schools (CPS) ended on Sunday without agreement on...
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Re: Chicago Teachers Take Stand Against Corporate Education Reform

EbonyRose ·
Originally Posted by Kocolicious: Oh...and I rememba a time when one of my peers got pregnant, she suddenly disappeared to live with a relative light years away.....then BOOM! She's back trying to catch up in school work while babysitting her mysterious little cousin who came to live with the family. We never connected the dots. And...on top of that we kids never knew her disapperance was a result of a baby-even though we saw her with this "baby" [cousin] daily. That's how our parents kept...
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Re: Time to Remove Race From Gun Debate

TheRealDeal ·
http://www.policymic.com/artic...ot-down-by-democrats ......and criminal, subversive, or terrorist individuals or organizations will find a means to acquire any weapon, from A to Z, no matter how many laws are passed. The only individuals truly hampered by such gun control legislation would be law abiding U.S. citizens and legal immigrants. Criminals, subversive individuals will always find a way or means to buy, acquire, or manufacture any weapon and it's ammunition, including military...
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Re: Time to Remove Race From Gun Debate

sunnubian ·
The NRA and gun lobby control the gun laws. Period. And NOTHING meaningful in the way of controlling gun violence is, can or will happen .... as long as that is true. Period. ANY talk of "gun reform/control" has to begin with the serious contemplation of breaking the NRA's hold on our government and the elected officials whose re-election campaigns prominently depend on NRA campaign contribution support!! ********************************************************************************* This...
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Re: Time to Remove Race From Gun Debate

TheRealDeal ·
http://www.africanamerica.org/topic/time-to-remove-race-from-gun-debate?reply=321894581587619832&rl=true#321894581587619832 RE: "Time to Remove Race From Gun Debate" sunnubian and/or anyone else of anti NRA/Gun lobbyist expression I support the NRA and unlike you I have no beef with the NRA and the Gun Lobbyists. As a matter of fact, I'm on the side of the NRA, the gun lobbyists, and/or the gun owners. I'm not against any American owning an assault weapon or any other weapon.
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Re: Time to Remove Race From Gun Debate

EbonyRose ·
Good lord. That was a whole lot of words that I can't quite decipher .... but made my head hurt in the process of trying. First, he entitled this with talk about "taking race out of the discussion" .... but then ends with something about "challenges of not bringing race into the discussion." So .... I admit that I am confused. The challenge here is not how to bring "race" into the discussion, but how to match the outsized and destructive power of the National Rifle Association and the gun...
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Re: Time to Remove Race From Gun Debate

TheRealDeal ·
http://www.policymic.com/artic...ot-down-by-democrats ......and criminal, subversive, or terrorist individuals or organizations will find a means to acquire any weapon, from A to Z, no matter how many laws are passed. The only individuals truly hampered by such gun control legislation would be law abiding U.S. citizens and legal immigrants. Criminals, subversive individuals will always find a way or means to buy, acquire, or manufacture any weapon and it's ammunition, including military...
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Re: Man Shot 28 Times by Police Receives 40 Years in Prison

Yemaya ·
He should've killed them.
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Re: Man Shot 28 Times by Police Receives 40 Years in Prison

sunnubian ·
I have been reading SO MANY stories like this and the Trayvon Martin story, that I was beginning to feel sick, and I had to give myself a mental break from the obvious fact that African Americans are no better off in this country than we were during Reconstruction, jim crow, and the Black Codes. WE, AFRICAN AMERICANS, Have got to do SOMETHING , and FAST , or we need to pick an African Country that we are willing to help build up economically and one that is willing to work with us, so that...
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Re: The 'Separate-but-Equal' Charter School Scam

EbonyRose ·
I never in my wildest dreams imagined that charter schools would become a capitalistic enterprise and take off (multiply) like they have!!
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Re: The 'Separate-but-Equal' Charter School Scam

Yemaya ·
Originally Posted by EbonyRose: I never in my wildest dreams imagined that charter schools would become a capitalistic enterprise and take off (multiply) like they have!! Well parents are FRUSTRATED with the current public school system.
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Re: The 'Separate-but-Equal' Charter School Scam

Muhammad Cipher ·
Originally Posted by EbonyRose: I never in my wildest dreams imagined that charter schools would become a capitalistic enterprise and take off (multiply) like they have!! Im not sure if that is sarcasm or not. After spending years of attacking "all things Government" (while ignoring real issues with the US Government) people are seeing what happens when everything necessary for society to function is turned into a market based 'fee for service'. While every group that starts a charter school...
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Re: The 'Separate-but-Equal' Charter School Scam

Xumbrarchist ·
So can the so called Charter School figure out what to do with these cheap tablets or are we going to sit back and let them do mind control games with information control? This technology provides options for bypassing any White controlled educational system. But what will we do? Xum
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Re: The 'Separate-but-Equal' Charter School Scam

Shango67 ·
The backlash against charter schools is fueled by the pro-union-political-education-complex; a movement that has nothing to do with educating children and more to do with keeping adults employed.
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Re: The 'Separate-but-Equal' Charter School Scam

sunnubian ·
Charter schools have been hijacked by corporate interests and the right, whose plan it was all along to fund the private schools that cropped up all over America, especially in the south, after integration had been made law, which also serves as backdoor way to de-fund public education and privatize education in America.
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Re: The 'Separate-but-Equal' Charter School Scam

Xumbrarchist ·
Originally Posted by Shango67: The backlash against charter schools is fueled by the pro-union-political-education-complex; a movement that has nothing to do with educating children and more to do with keeping adults employed. ROFL I bet that is true on both side. It is about MONEY and to hell with education. But it makes good propaganda for the charter school cause. Educators could have created a National Recommended Reading List for kids decades before we had cheap computers. But when do...
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Re: The 'Separate-but-Equal' Charter School Scam

Shango67 ·
http://www.nypost.com/p/news/o...XIUz0iN5ldTuSrFWcVJN
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Re: The 'Separate-but-Equal' Charter School Scam

Yemaya ·
I'm tired of these NY schools. For many, many reasons. But I don't think that there isn't any reason that we can't take over school districts in our neighborhoods.
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Re: The 'Separate-but-Equal' Charter School Scam

EbonyRose ·
Originally Posted by Shango67: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/o...XIUz0iN5ldTuSrFWcVJN That was a very good article!! While some will say that it was (obviously) slanted to be in favor of the charter school system .... the bottom line for me is RESULTS !! If these schools are producing the kind of academic excellence - especially for OUR children - and especially in math and science - (where I believe the future job market for the better, more higher-paying jobs is heading) - that the FACTS...
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Re: The 'Separate-but-Equal' Charter School Scam

EbonyRose ·
Originally Posted by Yemaya: I'm tired of these NY schools. For many, many reasons. But I don't think that there isn't any reason that we can't take over school districts in our neighborhoods. The only reason I can think of is that it would take a UNIFIED effort on the part of the parents to demand a better educational experience for their children. Even if it was just at the neighborhood or individual school district level. And, unfortunately, as a people, we're just not there yet.
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Re: The 'Separate-but-Equal' Charter School Scam

Yemaya ·
And let's not forget about black homeschoolers.
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Re: The 'Separate-but-Equal' Charter School Scam

Shango67 ·
Originally Posted by Yemaya: I'm tired of these NY schools. For many, many reasons. But I don't think that there isn't any reason that we can't take over school districts in our neighborhoods. I am all for community control of schools and school districts. However, Black people gave away the prospect of controlling how their children are educated when the masses of our people turned to integration as a liberating ideology. With that said, until FREEDOM SCHOOLS make a come back, the charter...
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Re: The 'Separate-but-Equal' Charter School Scam

Shango67 ·
Originally Posted by Yemaya: And let's not forget about black homeschoolers. Not against homeschooling, just not sure the masses are in the position to prepare our children to reach the mastery needed to be power brokers in today's global economy. This is not to say that our people are not smart, intelligent, or intellectually gifted.... we are. However, I deeply believe that today's mothers and fathers, who in many cases themselves are victims of poor performing school systems, do not have...
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Re: The 'Separate-but-Equal' Charter School Scam

Shango67 ·
Letter I wrote to my teachers and staff. It is the first of many this year that I will write as part of my weekly announcements. I share this with you because the motivation I have to do this job, was once compromised when I had the unfortunate task of working in a public school where teachers abused sick time, stole supplies earmarked for kids, refused to unpack boxes of new text books because doing so was a violation of the union contract, reported late to school, stood in front of kids...
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Re: The 'Separate-but-Equal' Charter School Scam

Muhammad Cipher ·
Interesting. Im not, and don't claim any deep familiarity with the NYC public school system. However, the problems that exist with public education do share some commonalities across the country. I'll be honest, I am a bit cautious and suspicious of the lines of reasoning that places teachers unions as the or even a primary obstacle in lieu of the entire design and interactive functioning of the educational system. This isn't directed at Shango (or anyone) in particular, I note this because...
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Re: The 'Separate-but-Equal' Charter School Scam

Shango67 ·
Originally Posted by Muhammad Cipher: This from a person who supports Black homeschooling, Independent Black schools and the like. Cultivation of knowledge to better develop and serve the community is a VERY different objective than acquiring knowledge to gain competitive advantage in a "Global Market". The first is attainable and sustainable. The second is an illusion that serves to justify and reproduce the existing social dynamic. I fully agree, Muhammed. Thank your for pointing out that...
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Re: The 'Separate-but-Equal' Charter School Scam

EbonyRose ·
Originally Posted by Shango67: I believe education in our community should be for the purpose of service and not as a component of advancing capitalism. I do believe, however, that our children should also be educated to be power brokers aimed at dismantling the existing social dynamic / behavior modality of white supremacy. In other words, I am for Africans being empowered, with power, throughout the diaspora. AMEN to THAT!!!
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Re: The 'Separate-but-Equal' Charter School Scam

EbonyRose ·
No, MC .... that wasn't meant to be the least bit sarcastic!! As I usually do, I said (exactly) what I meant and meant what I said!! (Although you never believe that! ) At the first mention of "charter schools" (several years ago), I was HIGHLY opposed to the thought of them .... mostly because I didn't understand the concept - nor did I trust it. All I knew is that White people were in favor of it ... which meant it probably wasn't a good thing (for us)!! I held FIRMLY to the thought that...
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Re: The 'Separate-but-Equal' Charter School Scam

Xumbrarchist ·
Originally Posted by EbonyRose: In my initial introductions, I read about two all-Black charter schools that were started on the East Coast that took "at risk" kids (through a lottery) and were developing them into soon-to-be high school graduates who were excelling at their school work ... and breaking down all the stereotypes that are attached to our kids - that they can't learn, that they're from too bad an atmosphere to be successful, that they don't strive for excellence, etc. And since...
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Re: The 'Separate-but-Equal' Charter School Scam

Muhammad Cipher ·
Now, perhaps, naively, I was only looking at it from an educational perspective ... where these types of schools ... in certain areas and in certain circumstances COULD BE beneficial - especially to our children - and provide a successful alternative to public education!!! But the thought never occurred to me that White people would take the idea of turning it into a multi-million dollar, corporatized, (wholly/mostly) for-profit-only, cookie-cutter, private enterprise .... that was NOT...
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Re: The 'Separate-but-Equal' Charter School Scam

EbonyRose ·
Originally Posted by Muhammad Cipher: The "market ideology" has been so normalized that people see it as the only way to construct or approach solving any problems. Not noticing that its almost NEVER a means to solve anything. It AT BEST provides a cooping mechanism for the people while the problem continues. I agree with you, MC. However .... my thoughts about this are that .... while, yes, companies have "normalized" this nation's current "market ideology" for their own financial benefit...
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Re: COMMENTARY: Obama Promotes New Plan For Black Neighborhoods, Mentors Young Black Men

Yemaya ·
http://www.africanamerica.org/.../lastReply#lastReply Well, we know where this could lead. . .
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Re: COMMENTARY: Obama Promotes New Plan For Black Neighborhoods, Mentors Young Black Men

sunnubian ·
At this point, it is still extremely ambiguous as to what exactly he is planning to do other than give a speech. But, hey . . .
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Re: COMMENTARY: Obama Promotes New Plan For Black Neighborhoods, Mentors Young Black Men

EbonyRose ·
I don't think it really matters ..... Until he grows a 3-inch afro ..... changes his daily dress from a suit to a Dashiki ... changes his kids name to Shwannikka and Karmeesha .... and stands on a street corner in Chicago, holding up one fist, and shooting White people while yelling racial slurs .... He'll never be seen as someone who has - or will ever - do anything for Black people or the Black race ....
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Re: Bring In National Guard to Stop Violence – Hanore

EbonyRose ·
AFRICANGLOBE – Russel L. Honore, the tough-talking lieutenant general who shot to fame when he swept into New Orleans as a dominating presence in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, offered some advice to Chicago to tame the violence plaguing the city and its young people: Bring in the National Guard. “Just like we do with any disaster. When the tornado comes, or the floods come, the federal government comes in to help,” Honore said yesterday at a news conference in Chicago. “Let’s not let this...
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Re: 5-Year-Old Cuffed and Charged With Assault

EbonyRose ·
Today in Police Brutality: 5-Year-Old Cuffed and Charged with Assault Michael Davis is a hyperactive 5-year-old diagnosed with ADHD who frequently gets into fights at school. His mother calls him an "energetic, loving, good kid" who is misunderstood by school administrators at Rio Calaveras Elementary of Stockton, California. They disagree, frequently complaining to his divorced parents that he is a discipline problem. When the school didn't see any improvement, they took matters in their...
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Re: 5-Year-Old Cuffed and Charged With Assault

Kocolicious ·
First of all, I don't BELIEVE in medicating children that YOUNG!!! Secondly, school officials are too quick to handcuff our children instead of using the tools and skills they went to college and supposedly trained for. Whatever happened to go to the corner? Whatever happened to time out and then contacting parents before sending him off to a psychiatric hospital? Whatever happen to steps to mitigate the problem prior to giving up and calling the police? On a five-year old? GTFOH!! See we...
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