Schools don’t often make the headlines with good news today.
Mass shootings (murder), children severely assaulting classmates or their teacher, inappropriate clothing being condoned, illegal relationships between students and teachers, rampant drug abuse, and…students calling their teacher ma’am.
You didn’t read that list wrong. A young man was recently punished by his teacher for calling her ma’am.
I understand most teachers are satisfied with Ms., Mrs. or Mr., but what is wrong with a child who shows respect to an authority figure by using ma’am?
I don’t want to make a mountain out of a molehill but I will make a big tree out of a small root because I believe this situation is a small snippet of the root of the problem in our culture today; a culture that does not have much respect for life, personal responsibility or authority figures!
A large part of the reason these conditions exist is because these things are not truly expected anymore, not even from children in schools. And it has gotten to the point to when they are shown, the people showing these characteristics are the ones punished as if they are wrong.
“Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; who put darkness for light, and light for darkness; who put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!” (Isaiah 5:20 NKJV)