It is not too late to change the name of the establishment and it should be changed. I was shocked that this was even considered because of the vulgarity. It is not funny unless you are a 7th grade boy.
I hope when the restaurant opens it will open with a different name or that people express their distaste by eating elsewhere.
About Homeschoolers participating in school sports--The TimesFreePress had an editorial by Mary Chambers supporting homeschoolers participating in sports. Her perspective is because her brother Chip is good at basketball and her parents decided to home school him. I agree with the points made by Joanne Phillips in her letter to the editor. Choices have consequences. As a former middle school principal, I would not have wanted a person taking a spot on our teams that I was not educating. Our students have to pass classes, attend school regularly to play in games, and they have to stay out of trouble. Where is the quality control on grades for home school students, especially in Georgia where the home school regulations are virtually non existant? Where is the attendance incentive? Home schoolers in Georgia have to report attendance monthly of 3 hours per day in instruction. How does that compare to student athletes who are in school all day, practice every day, and participate in sports?
Recreation leagues and AAU travel teams are open to anyone. School teams should be for school students.
Thank you, Ms. Garrett, for a well written and obviously well researched story. The God I worship is a loving god who has said "Judge not, lest ye be judged." I hope the church community responds with love to individuals and leaves judgement to our loving, merciful Father God.
I applaud your words to Drew Herrmann. His actions took courage and should be celebrated.
As a former principal I feel compelled to speak up for the principal. You state he should investigate the teacher responsible for supervision as if you are assuming that is not happening. Mr. Alford does not have the same freedom to speak as you and the victim. Let's assume he is doing everything he can to address this issue and will be able to offer that assurance to all parents in the near future.
And another thing to think about, do you want to assign a teacher to the locker room to watch while students are changing? Would you want to be the teacher in that position?
The problem is more complex than portrayed.
Again, I applaud your words to Drew and I do believe that schools should be safe for everyone. Acknowledge the complex challenge that is.