January 22, 2014
As a former, occasional, substitute teacher at Miller McCoy Academy, I did see some of the incidents that some of the parents are speaking about but unfortunately, some of these behaviors are going on at other schools as well. However, I do think that these young men want to learn and need structure, guidance, support, professionalism in faculty and staff, people who care about them, and most importantly, they need to be educated. I think that the parents and students should demand that their school culture be changed. It sounds as though many parents/students allow this negative school atmosphere to exist and do very little to nothing about it. They do not hold the administration & faculty accountable to the young men at Miller McCoy Academy, and this is a huge disservice to the students, to the community, and to God. What I saw when I was there for a little while, were young men who could be educated if only there were a more positively structured and loving environment. Yes, some of the young men come from challenging backgrounds, but they are smart and deserve the best of everything, beginning with a quality education.
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