Gerry Brooks, principal of Liberty Elementary in Lexington, says there are ‘Aunt Becky’ mother and father all over the place — not simply with the school scandal.
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Kentucky elementary faculty principal Gerry Brooks wasn’t shocked when news broke of the school admissions scandal that has ensnared dozens of oldsters throughout the country.
For him, he says, parental rule breaking is a every day prevalence.
“Everyone’s simply so stunned about this,” Brooks says in an April 9 video that has garnered greater than eight.6 million views on Facebook as of Monday. “You already know who’s not stunned? Every educator in the whole world.”
Brooks, principal of Liberty Elementary in Lexington, riffs in the video concerning the ongoing scandal, by which affluent mother and father have been federally charged in the nation’s largest school admissions rip-off.
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Brooks cites numerous examples of oldsters he is seen break faculty rules to assist their youngsters.
There was the time a mother or father signed a reading log despite their baby not doing the studying task because the scholar had a soccer recreation that lasted late into the night. They usually disagreed with the studying coverage, anyhow.
Then there was a father or mother who sent fast food to their youngster for their birthday lunch, saying they disagreed with the varsity policy banning it.
“You understand who else disagrees with the principles? Aunt Becky,” Brooks says in the video, referring to the “Full Home” character performed by actress Lori Loughlin, one of many mother and father who was charged.
In an interview, Brooks stated nearly all of mother and father play by the principles and even once they break faculty policies, they achieve this unwittingly.
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Still, some mother and father do break faculty rules each day, he stated, maybe because they don’t agree with the varsity rules or don’t understand the explanations behind them — often scholar safety.
“I would like mother and father to know and comply with the principles,” he stated. “Your youngsters are sitting there watching you. You must set the example.”
In the video, titled “Aunt Becky ERYDAY!!! For reals…,” Brooks acknowledges he might receive flak for evaluating the felony scandal to high school policy infringement.
And while sneaking Mountain Dew into a toddler’s thermos or lending heavy-handed help on a science truthful venture isn’t a federal crime, the underlying rule-breaking mentality is, he says.
“However let me inform you what. If you break rules and break insurance policies in front of your youngsters … here’s what you’re saying to…