That's what a friend of my wife said to her, as she began to explain her problems. She knew we'd had some, well I'll be polite, "issues" with our school about our daughter, and resolved them, in part, by making a polite but immovable nuisance of ourselves until things go fixed.
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Okay, everyone, I'm turning to the kos community for help with a situation regarding racist bullying in school, here in New Hampshire.
An acquaintance of my wife had lunch with her the other day and said to her, "I need you to teach me how to be mean." What she meant was that she knew my wife had had experience standing up to a school administration that just did not seem to care about our daughter, and now, this woman needs help.
My wife's friens is the single mother of 2 lovely biracial children, living in one of NH's blue-collar ex-industrial small cities. Her children are experiencing racist bullying on a regular basis. Her attempts to work with the school administration issue have gone nowhere. She's basically at her wit's end, and needs help, folks.
She needs to know what state and federal resources exist to help with a situation like that; she needs to know what her legal recourses are, both as a civil rights issue and as an educational one. She didn't mention it, but I'll throw in one, her kids should probably have counselling as well, and I'm reasonably sure that will be a challenge for her as well. And if there are any shark-like, vicious pro-bono civil rights lawyers interested in lending a hand, I'd love to put you guys in touch.
I'm no expert in this stuff (but if you need a financial analyst for a manufacturing or other business...), but I know some of you are.