Does Vallejo City Unified School District Superintendent Ramona Bishop’s management style model and encourage the disrespect and threats in Vallejo schools? When about two dozen teachers complained of student threats against them, didn’t she threaten to “pack up the teachers’ boxes” and get rid of the complainers?
Two recent videotaped and broadcast assaults in the local schools bring attention to a massive problem of fights, attacks, and bullying. These are just the tip of the iceberg. Most never make the newspapers. Violence against other students and threats to kill teachers demand more than a suspension — which is a short vacation. Expulsion and arrest by the police with referrals to juvie hall are needed. Teachers can’t teach and students can’t learn under these disruptive conditions.