Cell phone video posted to social media on Wednesday showed two female students at Miami Springs Middle School in a full on fist fight.  Fortunately, a Miami Dade County Public Schools Resource Officer and an Assistant Principal were nearby and able to pull the pair apart.

The video was originally posted to Twitter by @Imdatboiii2 on Wednesday, September 15, 2021.  The post said: “Y’all stop playing with BIG K❗️❗️ let y’all females try me I don’t got a Hulk but I got a BIG K 🤞🏽💙 P.s that’s my little sister 😂😂💙” – We’re not entirely sure what that meant.  We couldn’t figure out if BIG K refers to one of the girls, or BIG K as defined by the Urban Dictionary (don’t look that up), or BIG K referring to something else entirely.

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Below you’ll find the original Tweet.

 

I know many will say, “There have always been fights at that Middle School.”  That’s correct. When I went to that school back in the ’80s there were many fights.  That’s not new.

However, as parents, we want our kids to go to schools that are safe and have the least number of fights.  No one wants to send their daughter to school to get into a fight.  Unfortunately, traditional public schools, like Miami Springs Middle School, have their hands tied when it comes to the enrollment of kids with behavioral issues.   Whereas Charter Schools have a zero tolerance policy towards fighting.  For the most part, if you get into a fight a Charter School, they kick you out.  That puts an unfair burden on schools like Miami Springs Middle School that can’t weed out kids with behavioral issues as easily as a Charter School can.

Again, we know it’s Middle School and kids will be kids, bla bla bla.  But ask yourself this.  Why are some of the charter schools seemingly free of this sort of behavior?  Same age groups.  Same hormones.  Could it be that a zero tolerance policy and the flexibility to remove students with behavioral problems has something to do with it?

We don’t have the answers to this, but as someone who has a love for Miami Springs Middle School, i wish they had the same flexibility as the Charter Schools do.

What are your thoughts?  Please share in the comments section or via social medai.

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2 COMMENTS

  1. I went to Miami Springs Jr. High before middle school became the thing. I live in Asheville, NC now, but I still love Miami Springs. After Viet Nam and college graduation (1972) I returned to the Springs and began substitute teaching at the middle school. It was the first year of busing the kids. It was chaos for quite a while and I worked almost every day. To say it was difficult was a gross misrepresentation. Some of the kids continued to respect teachers, themselves and each other, but very few. Sad to see that things have not changed all that much. There will have to be some major shifts in attitudes and standards of behavior, morality, responsibility for personal actions, and I’m sure many more. I lend my support to teachers and staff.

  2. Studies show that both charter and public schools experience similar numbers of incidents requiring disciplinary action. However, charter schools are significantly more likely to use extreme measures, such as suspension and expulsion compared to public schools, which disproportionately affect students of color. This has legal experts worried that due process is not being afforded to students who are most at risk of returning to communities where the school-to-prison pipeline is alive and well.

    https://www.americanbar.org/groups/litigation/committees/childrens-rights/articles/2015/due-process-rights-charter-schools/

    This is also a really good brief of what a charter school is and isn’t, and how many of the schools’ policies and curricula are not regulated by the state school board. Though a school is required proof of nonsectarianism, charter schools can be run by for-profits with dubious platforms.

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