NauenThen

Kids

September 19, 2016

I'm thinking about a 5-year-old in California who got arrested, hands and feet in zip ties, for "battery on a police officer"... & the fact that what we consider success in our peewee class of 4- and 5-year-olds is if they can stand in line without wiggling for 30 seconds. The "worst" kid I ever had in class, & I've been teaching karate to kids for several years now, turned out to have just moved here & didn't speak or understand English. It was frustration not psychosis. Now he's one of my favorites. Arresting a 5-year-old! The school-to-prison pipeline indeed!

I haven't figured out how to imbed a link but if you want to read about that kid in Stockton: http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article29830.htm. I bet he's not the only one.