On Education: Black Child Attending an Alabama School is Bullied to Death: Did Anybody at the School see McKenzie Nicole Adam?

On Education: Black Child Attending an Alabama School is Bullied to Death: Did Anybody at the School see McKenzie Nicole Adam?

By Michael A. Johnson–December 27, 2018

“Pardon me for mentioning McKenzie’s name so often in this column. But I think it is important that we speak and write McKenzie’s name as much as possible. In part, because the label “victim” even when it is preceded by the word “tragic”, robs McKenzie of her full human personality and reduces this child to just another ‘hit’ on the news cycle. While we the living can then find it easier to become emotionally disassociated and disconnected; which means that we can just ‘move-on’. McKenzie’s family may be able to move forward, but I am not sure if they will ever be able to ‘move on’…” Read the complete article at Our Time Press here: http://www.ourtimepress.com/on-education-black-child-attending-an-alabama-school-is-bullied-to-death-did-anybody-at-the-school-see-mckenzie-nicole-adam/

Michael A. Johnson has served as a public school teacher, Science Skills Center director, principal and a school district superintendent. He also served as an adjunct professor of Science Education in the School of Education at St. John’s University. He recently completed a book on school leadership: “Report to the Principal’s Office: Tools for Building Successful High School Administrative Leadership.”… http://reporttotheprincipalsoffice.net/