"A child's learning is the function more of the characteristics of his classmates than those of the teacher." James Coleman, 1972

Friday, October 11, 2013

No Money for School Nurses Just Tests

Ill children in schools need nursing care, not more tests, or the common core curriculum. They need common sense and common healthcare. This is how far removed education policy written by  Walmart has gotten us. I suppose they forgot the "humane" standard.

A West Philadelphia sixth grader was sent home and she died. The school district spokesman, talking policy, said "nurses do not administer medical interventions." Do you suppose that's why all the school nurses in poor districts are gone? Do they have the same policy at the charter school down the street?

School District spokesman Fernando Gallard said that if the child had faced a medical emergency at school and said she could not breathe, Bryant officials would have called 911 instead of sending her home to her parents even if a nurse had been at the school.
Nurses "do not administer medical interventions," Gallard said.
He said he could not discuss Massey's health issues, but said the emergency occurred at her home - not at school.

OK, let's see. If a child is sick, a nurse on school premises is not allowed to administer any nursing care, she would have to call 911 first and wait for a medic with an ambulance to arrive. Please select the best solution for this problem:

A. Get a clue
B. When did you have your lobotomy?
C. Are you a member of the Tea Party?
D. Find a new district manager who might have spent a few days with young children.

Read more at http://www.philly.com/philly/news/local/20131011_Report__Ill_girl_at_school_without_nurse_is_sent_home__dies.html#5gX5gf8BTQOJRAiB.99http://www.philly.com/philly/education/20131011_Report__Ill_girl_at_school_without_nurse_is_sent_home__dies.html

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