SCUS & World

Government School Forces 7-Year-Old To Unclog Toilet … With His Hands

“FAILURE FACTORIES” NOW DOLING OUT DEMEANING PUNISHMENTS …  || By FITSNEWS ||  Despite an ever-escalating commitment of billions of tax dollars (and hundreds of millions squirreled away), South Carolina’s government-run school system remain the nation’s worst.  And Jasper County’s government-run school remain South Carolina’s worst. No wonder this website aggressively promotes proven market-based…

“FAILURE FACTORIES” NOW DOLING OUT DEMEANING PUNISHMENTS … 

|| By FITSNEWS ||  Despite an ever-escalating commitment of billions of tax dollars (and hundreds of millions squirreled away), South Carolina’s government-run school system remain the nation’s worst.  And Jasper County’s government-run school remain South Carolina’s worst.

No wonder this website aggressively promotes proven market-based reforms … hoping the Palmetto State’s notoriously pro-government “Republican” leaders will eventually establish a broad-based parental choice program that rescues the thousands of predominantly low-income, minority students trapped in these government “failure factories.”

They’d better do so sooner rather than later … because based on the latest embarrassing news report coming out of Jasper County, things are getting downright abusive inside these “failure factories.”

According to a local television report – which has since been picked up by national media – a teacher and “paraprofessional” at a government-run charter school in Jasper County forced a seven-year-old student to unclog a feces-filled toilet.

Not only that, they forced him to unclog the drain with his bare hands … while other students looked on.

Wow …

The two adults were upset because the student apparently used too much toilet paper following a restroom visit, causing the drain to clog.

The child’s mother said the punishment meted out left the boy “traumatized” – which is completely understandable.

To its credit local school board leaders – usually eager to keep bad news under wraps – recommended the termination of the employees involved in the demeaning incident.  However the school’s principal has yet to take any action beyond an internal reprimand – details of which have yet to be disclosed.

Insane …

We knew government-run schools in the Palmetto State were “crappy,” but this story takes the cake.

As we’ve repeatedly noted, the abject futility of pumping more tax dollars into South Carolina’s failed government-run education system is no longer up for debate.  Even the uber-liberal S.C. Supreme Court acknowledged as much in its recent landmark “minimally adequate” decision.

“Spending fails to provide students with the opportunity to obtain a minimally adequate education,” the court concluded last fall. “Rather, the evidence demonstrates that there is a clear disconnect between spending and results.”

Which is exactly what we’ve been saying … for years.

***

Related posts

SC

Pastor John-Paul Miller’s Personality Test: Mining for Clues

Callie Lyons
SC

Follow-Up File: S.C. Beach Patrol Tragedy

Will Folks
SC

S.C. Beach Patrol Tragedy: Police Truck Kills Woman

Will Folks

72 comments

Prepare them April 10, 2015 at 11:15 am

I thought that was the usual high school exit exam for SC’s seniors?

Reply
shifty henry April 10, 2015 at 11:33 am

Where do you think the GrandTurnip is getting his ideas for his posts?

Reply
Henny Youngboy April 10, 2015 at 11:39 am

Good one, sir!

Reply
shifty henry April 10, 2015 at 12:02 pm

well, there is this picture in my mind…….

Reply
FastEddy23 April 10, 2015 at 11:29 am

This is another example of cronism in the g’ment schools. That teacher will never be fired ’cause the unions will take his/her side in every case.

IMO the kid should have just been sent home until the parents taught him/her proper potty training. (When I was that age, it was cherry bombs down the pooper, not just TP. … Yes, I was sent home. … Yes, my Dad took the belt to me. … Yes, I learned my lesson.)

Reply
itsmorninginamerica April 10, 2015 at 11:34 am

yeah fuck the union! whats that? there’s no teacher union because the government made it illegal for workers to assemble in south carolina? oh, i didn’t know that because i read fits and watch fox.

Reply
Pineapple Twist April 10, 2015 at 11:36 am

The Teacher’s Association is a powerful lobbying group, they operate like a union, but are called an association. hmmm….

Reply
GrandTango April 10, 2015 at 12:03 pm

We’ve TRIED every liberal answer there is…and the only thing you have done consistently is FAIL!!!!!

Reply
RogueElephant April 10, 2015 at 12:22 pm

You nailed it GT. Every where and every time liberalism has been tried it has failed. Look at Russia, Cuba, Western Europe and soon China, just to name a few. Good old conservatism and free market capitalism have worked every time and everywhere they have been given a chance. It’s not that hard ya’ll. Just turn the government teet lose and strike out on your own.

Reply
GrandTango April 10, 2015 at 12:38 pm

Exactly R.E.

We KNOW the answer, but when you have LIARS and idiots in the media…feeding the simple-minded the Democrats’ liberal BS…they keep doing the same, stupid, liberal things over and over…and we swirl down the toilet even more, the longer they run the show…

We DESPERATELY need a change…

vicupstate April 10, 2015 at 3:12 pm

Good old conservatism led to a market that was NOT free, but controlled by robber barons during the gilded age. We have forgotten that lesson from history and are in the process of repeating it. Extreme wealth concentrated in a few hands. while everyone else is exploited and largely powerless.

The progressive income tax, the estate tax, and anti-trust laws led to a more even distribution of wealth and the rise of the middle class.

Pineapple Twist April 10, 2015 at 11:35 am

The difference is, today’s toilets conserve water, unlike those we had at 7 years old. It isn’t difficult to use too much toilet paper to stop these “new and improved” toilets up.

Reply
You Know My Name April 10, 2015 at 1:22 pm

Like! Right!!!!! It doesn’t take much TP at all to clog the candy assed toilets government forces us to have, these days.

Reply
Pineapple Twist April 10, 2015 at 1:24 pm

Our toilets have been stopped more than a few times by various people. You can no longer buy the ones with larger tanks, you know the ones that actually have enough water to flush a toilet.

Reply
TontoBubbaGoldstein April 10, 2015 at 10:07 pm

Stand with Rand, PT!

Stand With Rand.

Pineapple Twist April 11, 2015 at 10:13 am

Not likely to happen Bubba, I’m hoping for better. I agree with Graham in one respect, in some cases Rand is left of Obama. In other cases (i.e. Roe v. Wade) he is right of me. Not to mention he and Cruz will likely divide the social conservative vote.

I’m and the wait and see mode.

Diogenes April 10, 2015 at 11:45 am

Well, it is comforting to know that you learned not to put cherry bombs in toilets. Now if you could just learn that there are no teacher unions in SC. I suppose that you are the victim of FITS’ much-maligned one-size-fits-all education systems, even in adulthood.

Reply
really? April 10, 2015 at 12:42 pm

right…because NOTHING bad ever happens at private schools that answer to the “market”

unless, http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/Lawsuit-claims-more-abuse-at-Indian-Mountain-6049484.php

Reply
Diogenes April 10, 2015 at 1:00 pm

I guess my sarcasm was a little too subtle for your understanding. This was not a dig at public schools.

Reply
FastEddy23 April 11, 2015 at 2:02 pm

And what? The presence of “mandatory” teachers unions would make that better? … LOL.

Reply
Mike at the Beach April 11, 2015 at 3:02 am

True enough, but we have our own sorta-kinda teacher union right up in Columbia. They can’t collectively bargain, but they sure can spend money and politic for the status quo.

Reply
FastEddy23 April 11, 2015 at 2:01 pm

I’m betting there are teachers unions in SC, but being a right-to-work state and all, I would suggest that the any teachers’ union membership is not very significant, but I’ll still bet they exist.

Reply
shifty henry April 10, 2015 at 12:06 pm

“it was cherry bombs down the pooper”
Hmmm, what’s the shelf life on boxes of cherry bombs? I’ll have to look through some stuff…….

Reply
The Colonel April 10, 2015 at 10:05 pm

How freaking old are you?

Reply
shifty henry April 10, 2015 at 11:59 pm

Hah! Sort of confusing just like the following—-
//////////////
A visitor to the Citadel asked one of the cadets, “And just
how old are you?” The cadet answered, “That’s hard to say, sir. According to my latest school tests, I have a psychological age of 15 and a moral age of 12. Anatomically, I’m 22, and mentally I’m 20. But if you refer to my chronological age. That’s 18 – but nobody pays any attention to that these days!”

Reply
shifty henry April 10, 2015 at 12:14 pm

Hey, Eddy, what’s happening with the cops and the horse thief in San Bernandino? I just saw the video —- DAMN!

Reply
Todd April 10, 2015 at 11:29 am

That’s real world experience right there.

Reply
idiotwind April 10, 2015 at 11:32 am

so free market entities never make mistakes? every employee of a free market business has perfect judgement? this wasn’t school policy any more than the kid who horked into your burger at the ‘free market’ drive-thru.

Reply
Bible Thumper April 10, 2015 at 12:17 pm

There is a difference. Most parents can’t withdraw there kids from a public school. Free market entities lose business and some go out of business.

Reply
righhttt April 10, 2015 at 12:54 pm

right, because businesses never form a LLC then proceed to screw customers and run the business into the ground while milking every penny for themselves. Once they get to point of no return they close, form another LLC and go at it again.

You must never come out of your rabbit hole to believe “the market will fix all”.

Reply
Bible Thumper April 10, 2015 at 3:01 pm

Yep, that’s a typical successful business model.

Reply
Tom April 10, 2015 at 2:14 pm

All of the Catholic Church Schools where they raped the alter boys are still in business.

Reply
Bible Thumper April 10, 2015 at 2:54 pm

You lie. Here are the facts on Catholic school enrollment and closings during a time when Catholic population has grown 8 million since 2000.
https://www.ncea.org/data-information/catholic-school-data

Catholic School Trend Data
From the mid 1990s though 2000, there was a steady enrollment increase (1.3%) despite continued closings of schools.

 In the 10 years since the 2005 school year, 1,648 schools were reported closed or consolidated (21.1%), while 336 school openings were reported. The number of students declined by 481,016 (19.9%). The most seriously impacted have been elementary schools.

Exhibit 20 details the reported school closures.  The actual decrease in number of elementary schools in the twelve large urban areas of the country since 2005 is 430 schools (23.3%).

 Exhibit 22 presents the national and elementary enrollment trend data. Since 2005, elementary school enrollment has declined by 30.0% in the 12 urban dioceses and 20.4% in the rest of the U.S.

Reply
GrandTango April 10, 2015 at 4:38 pm

Those were homosexuals first. They lied about being Christians…why disavow gays only when they get caught? ….they are yours. Don’t run from who, and what, you are.

Reply
Boris Badenov April 10, 2015 at 11:32 am

Good to learn trade that can’t be outsourced to another country, yes?

Reply
TroubleBaby April 10, 2015 at 12:18 pm

lol, +1

The training is commensurate with the education received.

Reply
Nölff April 10, 2015 at 11:39 am

I think I counted 8 “government-run”s in there.

Reply
Ayn April 10, 2015 at 11:41 am

Libertarians use it like a comma.

Reply
GrandTango April 10, 2015 at 12:01 pm

Well you F*#ked up the schools…You’re the Dumb@$$ and a highly paid failure…

Reply
tomstickler April 10, 2015 at 11:45 am

By definition, a charter school is not “government-run. What you have in “charter schools” are independent entities with their own governance and supervision that get their funding from the government.

By all means, let us have more horror stories from charter schools and private schools seeking those sweet vouchers, but do a little more investigating before you try to hammer your story into the “government bad” hole.

Reply
GrandTango April 10, 2015 at 12:00 pm

You just want more control to F*#k it up more…All you care about is FEEDING your FAT, Lazy, Dull and BLOATED liberal @$$…

You don’t give a D*#mn about the welfare of the children…

Reply
TroubleBaby April 10, 2015 at 12:17 pm

“By definition, a charter school is not “government-run”.

Is the administration of said schools made up of members that derive their checks from government funding?

Answer: Yes

Ergo, it’s “government run”.

Reply
Follow the money April 10, 2015 at 2:01 pm

By that measure, private schools that accept vouchers would be “government run.” Hell, we’d all be govt run. it’s hard to find many folks/entities that don’t benefit directly or indirectly from massive amounts of govt spending, much of which is financed through borrowing. Not saying that is good or bad, but let’s not fool ourselves here. Unless of course you are saying you don’t think private schools should accept vouchers, use public roads, have access to 911, buy subsidized produce, etc, etc?

Reply
TroubleBaby April 10, 2015 at 2:51 pm

“By that measure, private schools that accept vouchers would be “government run.””

That is correct.

“it’s hard to find many folks/entities that don’t benefit directly or indirectly from massive amounts of govt spending”

That’s true too.

“Not saying that is good or bad”

I’ll say it, it’s “bad”.

“Unless of course you are saying you don’t think private schools should accept vouchers, use public roads, have access to 911, buy subsidized produce, etc, etc?”

That’s a false equivocation on your part.

We don’t have a choice on whether to use public roads or not(reasonably, that is). Same goes for produce, 911, etc.

Because government dominates those markets(by force(taxation and monopoly/regulation), there are no “viable” choices.

Reply
vicupstate April 10, 2015 at 3:15 pm

Yes, think of all the ‘private roads’ that went out of business because the government built roads.

TroubleBaby April 10, 2015 at 4:59 pm

Seriously, you think that’s not the case?

There still some remnants of course, a bridge here and there, etc. But there was a time of private roads…it did actually exist and isn’t a unicorn.

Follow the money April 10, 2015 at 3:16 pm

Fair enough. However, given that govt funding of schools, whether public, charter, or private is not going anywhere anytime soon, then I think the OP is simply trying to note that the folks that actually manage public schools should not be blamed for the failure of a charter school. Perhaps one might even conclude that the sunk costs would be better spent by those that manage public schools.

TroubleBaby April 10, 2015 at 5:05 pm

“I think the OP is simply trying to note that the folks that actually
manage public schools should not be blamed for the failure of a charter
school.”

I really didn’t read it the same way as you.

Regardless, there needs to be a clear understanding of what is “private” versus “public”, and I’m well aware that there’s not many truly, 100% “private” organizations around anymore.

When the whole house of cards eventually falls, hopefully there will be a clear understanding as to why and part of that is a clear distinction between “public” and “private”.

At that time, whether it is 3 months, 3, 30, or 300 years, there will be yet another ideological battle and I’m rooting for what I perceive as the “truth”.

are they? April 12, 2015 at 7:58 am

So, are the farmers who receive government crop subsidies government employees as well?

Reply
TroubleBaby April 12, 2015 at 10:07 pm

Are they getting 100% subsidy? Then I’d say yes. They are just like “government contractors’.

Reply
Deo Vindice SC April 10, 2015 at 11:52 am

Looks like more taxes are due, thanks to the million dollar lawsuit.

Reply
GrandTango April 10, 2015 at 11:58 am

Panderers- like FITS- only get P!$$#d off when something like this happens to African-American children..in the Democrat-controlled (and produced) Corridor of Shame…

There is pretty much a CRUSADE to find white kids to PUNISH in schools, in a sick socialistic quota game, that equals out the numbers..and tries to cover the FACT that White kids are scoring the high numbers on tests for schools, while Black kids get suspended most…

As long as you have idiots like FITS misdiagnosing the problem…it will NEVER get fixed…

FITS comes from a White-subdivision of milquetoast, Conformists for a Government Check…

He has NO idea what the problem in education is…and all he is doing is saying what he’s paid to say…by some politician, as F*#king stupid as him…

Reply
Centrist View April 10, 2015 at 12:11 pm

Here is a similar story from another school.

Student ordered by teacher to unclog toilet with bare handshttp://www.keprtv.com/news/local/slap-on-the-wrist-for-teacher-who-ordered-student-to-unclog-toilet-with-bare-hands-284551191.html
“OTHELLO, Wash. — KEPR is looking into the actions taken against a
teacher who ordered an eight year old to unclog a toilet with his bare
hands.”

This happened in the state of Washington. There must be a Boeing connection.

Reply
shifty henry April 10, 2015 at 12:13 pm

Yeah, Daddy & Mommy gave their kid the union applications and told him to get rid of them…..

Reply
jimlewisowb April 10, 2015 at 12:19 pm

Heavens no, don’t fire the two – promote them, it will be cheaper

If you fire them be aware of the potential cost to the taxpayers:

School District will have to bring on board outside counsel
School District will have to upgrade contract to inside counsel
School District will have to provide counsel to firing official
School District will have to provide separate counsel for each alleged perpetrator
School District will have to provide counsel to the alleged victim, the child
School District will have to provide counsel to each biological parent of the child
School District will have to provide counsel to each sibling of the child
School District will have to hold at least three open town meetings at Hilton Head Resorts, plus full buffet for all attendees
School District will have to fly in a minimum of a 5 Psychologists Specializing in Poop
School District will have to place alleged perpetrators on paid leave with vacation package
School District will offer to settle out of court with each of the alleged perpetrators being allowed to retire with triple benefits and paid full family insurance coverage for life
School District will pay child $1,000,000 cash, full tuition and all associated costs for boarding school in Switzerland
School District will pay each biological parent $500,000 for stress
School District will hire Roto Rooters to be on call 24/7/365
School District will bring in minimum of 3 consulting firms to train staff, students and parents in the proper handling and disposal of Crap
Oh, Superintendent of School District will have their pay doubled for having to deal with all of this Shit

Reply
RogueElephant April 10, 2015 at 12:28 pm

Sounds like you have experience dealing with bureaucracy. LOL

Reply
LD April 10, 2015 at 12:55 pm

Maybe he will learn not to put paper towels in the toliet and maybe he will learn not leave the hot water running when he uses a restroom in a convenience store or other public store.

Reply
shifty henry April 10, 2015 at 4:36 pm

Does anyone know the answer to this peeve of mine?

*** Why do Negro men refuse to flush the urinals in a public toilet? I’m talkling about places such as Best Buy, Home Depot, JC Penney, and courthouses to name a few recent instances. DAMN..!! ***

Reply
Nappy Headed Ho's April 11, 2015 at 4:31 pm

Prolly the same reason that they don’t tip in restaurants, take up two spaces to park their cars, stand around in groups blocking aisles in stores and not moving when someone wants to come through, play their music at loud and annoying volumes, …

Reply
The Colonel April 10, 2015 at 1:20 pm

Fire them, next issue. ..

Reply
Charter school drop out April 10, 2015 at 1:43 pm

This appears to be the same school you wrote about on Feb 6, 2014 that someone claimed was not funding the retirement accounts. Scary stuff, particularly after the recent federal conviction of a Bishopville charter school leader for misappropriation of funds. However, these two examples seem to suggest that actual government schools, as bad as they may be for a multitude of reasons, are nevertheless better than many of the charter schools that are not part of the school district.

Reply
Tom April 10, 2015 at 2:15 pm

I’ll bet more evil has been done to kids in SC’s worst in the nation private schools than has ever been done in public schools. At least since we stopped forced segregation.

Reply
Squishy123 April 10, 2015 at 2:59 pm

Good lesson learned. I bet the crotch fruit will think next time before using an entire roll of toilet paper to wipe his ass.

Reply
You Know My Name April 11, 2015 at 12:28 pm

Hey, sometimes we all blow out a lot of mudsplatter that necessitates the use of extra tp for our bunghole. The kid shouldn’t be knocked forcattemptingvto maintain good personal hygeine.

Reply
You Know My Name April 11, 2015 at 12:30 pm

…for attemptin to…

Goddamn smart phone keyboards!!!

Reply
Flush! April 12, 2015 at 7:56 am

its called a courtesy flush…look into it…

Reply
CNSYD April 10, 2015 at 3:22 pm

Well Folks is done for the month of April. He posted his “government-run” school article. Check is in the mail. Funny how he never acknowledges that parts of Jasper County are in his butt buddy carpetbagger Davis’ district. I am sure Davis is at work on this problem.

Reply
Manray9 April 10, 2015 at 3:31 pm

Unlike arithmetic class, that’s a lesson not easily forgotten.

Reply
Lobeco April 10, 2015 at 6:50 pm

Sic, your mentor Sen Tom Davis is one of the state senators for Jasper County. Since he has become a Jean Toal supporter, I can only conclude that he will not make a statement of any kind for this Democrat run school system. This is pathetic.

Reply
Coosawhatchie Hootch April 10, 2015 at 9:27 pm

So, what has that “Republican” Molly done to help anything in the corridor of shame? What have her Democratic Party mentors Jean Toal and Inez Tenenbaum done to help poor Molly?

NOTHING!!!!! answers both questions. Molly, drag your liberal butt down here to Jasper County and DO SOMETHING!!!! We need help here!!!! NOW!!! Stop in and visit Estill and Allendale while you are in the neighborhood.

At least Zais came down here and tried to do something.

Reply
You Know My Name April 11, 2015 at 12:40 pm

There was also likely an important message for all the little bastards regarding biting one’s nails. Reading this, I couldn’t help but recall an old George Trosley cartoon that was in a Hustler magazine in the late 1970’s. There was a pic of two plumbers, one an older veteran and the other obviously a younger apprentice. They were in a bathroom dealing with an overflowing toilet, with turds in the bowl and some which had spilled onto the floor. The veteran plumber was up past his elblow digging into the bowl and the apprentice was looking on. The caption had the veteran saying, “kid, if you are going to make it in this business, you’re gonna have to learn to not bite your nails”.

Reply
shindig April 11, 2015 at 9:42 pm

Will Folks’ intellectual dishonesty knows no bounds.

His post implies that the school in question is part of the Jasper County public school district. It is not. It part of the state charter school district that Folks’ old boss Sanford pushed to create and which Folks once praised as “a major step forward.”

Reply

Leave a Comment