There is another side to the Rizzo controversy that shouldn't
The mental image conjured up of all these excessively angry
parents demanding a different principal other than the one who got in
trouble for being excessively angry, is laughable.
How do they expect
anyone to take them seriously when they can be no more mature than that?
They may as well be cavemen hitting each other over the head with clubs. I
understand the anger. I really do. But I don't think that these parents
are just angry about the new principal. I think that the school system
treads on thin ice as it is, and this was just the straw that broke the
I believe that there were a lot of angry parents to begin
with, for numerous reasons, who felt quite powerless to come up against a
far less than perfect system. Now they have found a convenient scapegoat,
and like a pack of vicious dogs, have focused their aggressions on the one
thing they think they can have some effect on.
But no matter what their
methods, they have created a situation that does
need to be looked at. Because no matter how lilly white Rizzo may be these
days, I can see that he will most likely have huge problems working within
this school system. How can anyone expect him to do his job properly when
there are so many who will be against him? It is as if he is coming to
work every day with a whole list of handicaps, namely all the people who
don't want him there.
They could make his life totally miserable every
day. This could effect his ability to do his work properly. It could also
end up driving him over the edge yet again if it goes on long and hard
enough. After all, he is only human. Looking at it in this light, I really
think that he should resign, no matter how ridiculous the argument seems
to be to those who want him there.
Nothing with this much controversy
attached to it should just be cut and dried. And no matter how ridiculous
the angry parents seem to be, they are still there, they are angry for a
reason, and they have some force to be
I just think it's a shame that these parents never had the
guts to put up a fuss before now.