A Parent’s View on Student Misbehavior

On August 14, in response to Rev. Gundy’s experience as a substitute teacher and the conclusions that he drew from it, parent Marcella Washington wrote the following letter to the editor of the local newspaper. “I read with interest the guest column by the Rev. R. L. Gundy on student behavior in one of our […]

Discipline Problems: The Source and the Solution

You may recall Rev. Gundy’s experience as a substitute teacher from my last post. As Rev. Gundy sees it, the burden on our schools does not rest upon the shoulders of the teachers, staff, and administrators alone. The burden involves family issues, mostly related to parents who do not accept responsibilities for their children. He […]

Pastor Shocked by Student Misbehavior

From January through April of last school year, the Rev. R.L. Gundy, pastor of Mount Sinai Missionary Baptist Church here in Jacksonville, served as a substitute teacher at Ribault High School. He certainly got a rude awakening. He reports that students walked the halls talking on cell phones with earphones in their ears, used profanity, […]

Aggressive Teacher Learns His Fate

If you missed  my last post, you may want to consider reading it before continuing here. It turns out that there’s a little more to the story than we first knew. Richardson did not have a clean record.  He was suspended for 10 days in 2008 for using a paddle to spank a child, and […]