Salad issue

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Re: Salad issue

Postby wacky12 » 22 Sep 2012, 14:44

Oh, and I've heard from a former parent of the local 'salad' school and have some horror stories. One child was surrounded by 3 boys and they hit him 'to see who could hit him the hardest' (until he cried, I guess) while a teacher 10 feet away watched. A parent was sitting in on that particular class - it was the Kindergarten. In the year 1 class, one child had his lunch flushed down the toilet 'because you're poor and you won't get another one' and when he told the teacher, she merely said, "well, we don't have any extra food here' and he went without lunch.

One family have moved from the area, they were so traumatised by the school. All the parents have said that they would sue the school for the abuse their children went through ( 3 out of a class of 10 left at the end of easter term) if they could afford it.
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Re: Salad issue

Postby DIMDongMerrily » 22 Sep 2012, 19:07

Surely not ALL schools with salady tendencies can be full of 'walnuts' (as marchemum so brilliantly put it)? I mean, I know there have been a lot of 'horror stories' but surely if every school run by salad types was so awful someone would do something about it?
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Re: Salad issue

Postby blackberrycrimble » 22 Sep 2012, 19:16

<wonders how long it will be before the pro and anti's find this thread....>
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Re: Salad issue

Postby mummyknowsbest » 22 Sep 2012, 19:57

I'm off to search the net because even with your clue I have NO idea what you guys are all talking about!! :oops:
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Re: Salad issue

Postby felizefun » 22 Sep 2012, 20:11

thanks for the clarification. :)
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Re: Salad issue

Postby wacky12 » 22 Sep 2012, 20:12

Edited by Wacky.
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Re: Salad issue

Postby wacky12 » 23 Sep 2012, 19:15

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Re: Salad issue

Postby AwayinaChive » 23 Sep 2012, 19:22

You have the name in that quote!!!
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Re: Salad issue

Postby PerpetualMadness » 23 Sep 2012, 19:43

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Re: Salad issue

Postby CherryPop » 23 Sep 2012, 20:00

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Re: Salad issue

Postby skip » 23 Sep 2012, 20:01

Sorry wacky, I took the liberty of editing your post to avoid a nutty explosion. ;)

And wow at the vax quote, I'm sure it's, erm, very reassuring to salad parents!? :?
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Re: Salad issue

Postby KateGladTidings » 23 Sep 2012, 20:08

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Re: Salad issue

Postby gingerbreadhouse » 23 Sep 2012, 20:11

Oh my goodness! Bonkers.
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Re: Salad issue

Postby wacky12 » 24 Sep 2012, 06:11

oops didn't see that. and yes, saladeers have said that to parents.
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Re: Salad issue

Postby Sprout » 24 Sep 2012, 10:05

To be honest I wouldn't be surprised if this thread was pulled. S Schools are not cults. Just as in mainstream there will be good schools and bad schools, and just as in mainstream some children will thrive, and others won't. As a parent we make informed decisions on what's best for our children - hopefully we make the right decisions most of the time, but sometimes we won't.

I can't obviously speak for the school Wacky refers to, but having had a child in a S School for the past 2 years I certainly haven't had any negative experiences. Yes they do follow a particular spiritual philosophy, but it's not hidden and the school are quite open about it. It's not taught as such, but does inform pedagogy. There are only 2 teachers (out of prob 10 or so) who would call themselves a'posophists and probably a handful (if that) of parents. There's no way bullying of any sort would be openly tolerated, just as it wouldn't in mainstream.

You can find links on the internet to support and argue a case for any viewpoint; for anyone wanting to balance out the negative arguments and put some of the more controversial aspects into context then the sites are there to be googled.

I respect and totally understand that this kind of schooling isn't for the majority, but the ferocity and inflammatory way these points are coming across is almost enough to incite hatred.

Anyway I told myself I should stay out of it, and I probably should have, but it's been playing on my mind ...
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