Blogging Tory Joanne writes of the unselfish courage of a brave few (emphasis added):
We human beings have learned a few things over the centuries - One of them is that belonging to a 'group' of some kind enhances our chances of survival. And along with that privilege come rules of some kind.
One of those rules, is the code of silence.
In today's society, there are times when this code or oath of silence is ethical and necessary; for example cabinet members in matters of national security; doctors regarding patient records; banks concerning their clients' financial records, and so on.
However, there is also the "unwritten" code of silence that exists among other groups and organizations.
This code exits in unions, in gangs, in families and even in school boards.
Thus we see a picture now emerging of a very closed society in schools such as C.W. Jefferys, and the results of an attitude of secrecy and willful blindness that seems to work to circumvent any effort to air dirty laundry in public.
Brave teachers are now stepping forward to tell the truth about a school environment where rules are ignored with little if any repercussion. Indeed, the code of silence is reinforced by rewarding see-no-evil teachers with a lighter workload, and ignoring the complaints of the few that do voice concern.
Yes, yes, oh God, yes, what we need these days more than anything are those courageous souls who are willing to risk their comfort and well-being to tear away the veil of secrecy and expose its sleazy underbelly so that we have transparency and accountability in our society.
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