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I attended the Odessa school board meeting on March 22. I am an alum of Odessa schools and a teacher.

Professionally speaking, I cannot fathom allowing my students to be harmed. Educators’ responsibility to student safety and respect supersedes any other.

At times, classroom behaviors require sternness, but never screaming, putting your hands on a student, or demeaning them.

There have always been small-town problems in Odessa schools. Gossip. Bullying. Superiority.

But what is happening now goes deeper. It is allowing students with disabilities to be called “stupid,” to be physically jostled...


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