Friday, January 23, 2015

Schools and Problems

It has been a crazy week. I don't even know where to start on this.

Our oldest came in this week and announced that he was being transferred out of his PE class and put into art. I was a little surprised since we had not had any notice and he LOVES to take PE. I of course started asking all the questions.

Did you get into trouble?
       Seriously??? (I even got the eye roll. lol)
Did they move only you?
How do you feel about this move?
       Its ok. My friends moved too. And I might like Art. 
What do you want me to do about this?
       Just leave it alone. I don't want to leave my friends. 
Why do you think they moved you?
       Well....Ummm.... (He knew I would not like the answer. He was so right)

Well after a lot of questions this Momma was PISSED.

D was moved to art (along with 11 other boys) because they are "SKINNY". The school then moved 12 "FAT" kids into their place.


My son was discriminated against because he is healthy and has great genes from his Dad. And I feel so sorry for the other 23 boys they did this too. I was beyond upset and waited until D was at school the next day to tell Daddy. To say the least, Daddy was pissed (and thankfully on the other side of the world.)

I spent that morning at the school talking to the principle and trying to understand what they were thinking. Apparently they were not thinking. He told me that some kids just needed more time in the gym than our son did and that D could use some time in art.

I really wanted to throw things and yell but I kept my cool. D will enjoy his time in art and then in 6 weeks we will move. He has always been allowed to make these decisions and I will not change that now.

This is the second time this school district has discriminated against my boys. I am so over New Mexico.

1 comment:

  1. I don't know much about the NM school system , but seriously- that is crazy stuff. The good thing about kids is they adapt to change sometimes better than us Mom's and like you said you will be moving soon so try not to let it upset you too much.

    Let's hope the next state you are in has a better understanding that ALL kids need PE- not just for the physical aspect, but the mental too!