Students "talk about" abusive teachers.IN LATE 2007 ADMINISTRATORS at Westfield High School There are several schools named Westfield High School
Houston (pronounced /'hjuːstən/) is the largest city in the state of Texas and the , were notified of a 42-year-old teacher engaging in sexual contact with a student in a barn on campus. The teacher admitted to having an improper relationship, was terminated and jailed. The notification was made through a communications system In telecommunication, a communications system is a collection of individual communications networks, transmission systems, relay stations, tributary stations, and data terminal equipment (DTE) usually capable of interconnection and interoperation to form an integrated whole. in a test roll out of a new tool for students to report incidents of inappropriate student-teacher relationships.
Developed by AnComm, the system, called "Talk About It," recently announced the formal roll out of the enhancement, which company reps say make it the nation's first online reporting service that allows students to anonymously report cases of abusive teachers. The tools set it apart from other initiatives districts have launched--such as Internet chat rooms in Aurora (Colo.) Public Schools, covered in the March issue of DA--to provide anonymous forums for reticent students.
School administrators using the service--currently in place at 150 U.S. schools and utilized by more than 150,000 students--say it helps both to bridge the communication gap between students and staff and to eliminate an unwritten LAW, UNWRITTEN, or lex non scripta. All the laws which do not come under the definition of written law; it is composed, principally, of the law of nature, the law of nations, the common law, and customs. "code of silence" that kids often feel prohibits them from speaking out.
Students enter into an anonymous back-and-forth conversation through the system with the adult. Some problems are solved through the electronic messages exchanged; in other cases students become comfortable enough that they agree to meet face-to-face with the adult.
At Brewton City Schools, which in the 2007-2008 academic year became the first district in Alabama to use the system, administrators are confident in Talk About It's ability to support healthy relationships. "Even if a reported case of teacher misconduct MISCONDUCT. Unlawful behaviour by a person entrusted in any degree: with the administration of justice, by which the rights of the parties and the justice of the, case may have been affected.
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The New Fairfield (Conn.) Public School District piloted the new tool in January, and students there have taken such ownership of the system that they are beginning to manage themselves better, district administrators say. "The most important thing is that it lets the students know we trust them to take control of their own environment," says board member Ralph Langham.
But perhaps the most telling evidence of the program's effectiveness can be seen in the growing amount of New Fairfield students that are not even using the system anymore, says Langham, instead opting to go straight to faculty and administrators when potential problems arise.