MARK TRAINA for GOVERNOR of LOUISIANA
A local mother is urging other parents to join her in speaking out about discipline problems in Lafayette Parish public schools.
Debbie Dugas' daughter, Brittney, is a junior at Carencro High School. While Dugas said her daughter has not been physically harmed or bullied by other students, she said some students' behavior is disruptive.
"She experiences things that prevent her from learning. She experiences incidents of horrible, horrible, graphic, sexual statements, horrible language," Dugas said.
The frustration had been simmering, but Dugas said she was emboldened when middle school teacher Abby Breaux spoke out about her concerns, and last week when Carencro High student-teacher Derrick Comeaux raised similar issues.
Comeaux was removed from the Carencro High campus last week after his speech to the Lafayette Parish School Board. Comeaux believes his removal was retaliation for speaking out, while Carencro High Principal Ken Roebuck said in a memo that Comeaux was removed because of a comment he made about how he might handle being physically accosted by a student.
Comeaux said he didn't mean he'd take physical action. He said he would file for a restraining order or criminal charges. After speaking with his advisers at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Comeaux said he plans to complete his student-teaching hours in another parish.
Dugas said she is worried that there could be a tragedy at a local school if administrators and officials don't get discipline problems under control. She's read several comments and complaints on social media sites like Facebook, but feels it is now time for parents to step up and do more.
"We are the ones who can stop this. We have the most to lose and we have nothing to be afraid of," Dugas said. "We are not held hostage. We are not employed. It's the reverse for us. They are our children. We employ the people of the parish. We have a say in this, and it's just a matter of getting enough people together to realize they do have input on this."
fatuous1 is MARK TRAINA an outspoken Civil Rights Activist/Certified School Psychologist from South East Louisiana. Additionally, he is currently the President of the Prestigious “LOUISIANA BLOGGERS CLUB”! Some describe Mr. Traina as a Racist; however, he describes himself as a “REALIST”.
OCCUPATIONAL HISTORY: Mr. Traina worked as a School Psychologist for the Jefferson Parish Public School System for nearly 30-years. He is currently retired and spends his days reading articles on-line and writing about current events from his personal perspective.
Mr. Traina is the Author of “THE REALIST”, a book published in 2012, shortly after his retirement from the JPPSS. He is also very famous for his so-called TRAINAISMS, for example,“Good parents know that structure, discipline and respect for authority must start in the home or it will never end up in the School!” Mr. Traina writings have been Published in News Papers, Magazines and Blog Sites across the Globe!
FACTS: Mr. Traina grew up in New Orleans attending only Publicly Funded Schools. Mark graduated from Marion Abramson Senior High School in May of 1975 and obtained his B.A. in Economic (1979). Mr. Traina also obtained an M.A. in Counseling Psychology (1983) from Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, Louisiana. The fatuous1 can be reached at FatuousCRA@aol.com or by cell at (504) 231-3056. His personal website is (www.marktraina.webs.com)