Magnolia High School Students Send Threatening Tweets to Ginger Russell
In response to several comments, I’ve revised this article. I am proud to say that I am Ginger Russell’s mother. Ginger and I work as a team along with many other Texas Patrons to improve education in Texas for all children.
Ginger Russell wants Magnolia ISD to be more transparent about the outsourced instructional materials being used. While the district denies having common core, teachers are using common core instruction materials. Students bring home common core activity sheets.
Yes, Magnolia ISD is implementing common core. Yes, Texas schools are not suppose to use common core, but there is always a loop hole and TASA/TASB’s Vision Learning Reformation found it.
Magnolia ISD has pledged to transform the education of all Magnolia students. Vision Learning Reformation promotes the implementation of common core.TASA (Texas Association of School Administrators) is a private organization for school administrators. Magnolia’s superintendent belonging to TASA and uses school taxes to pay his personal membership dues to TASA. The School Board Trustees also use school taxes to pay their membership dues to TASB ( Texas Association of School Boards).
Ginger Russell and Kristi Baker are on the ballot for a position on the Magnolia ISD school board. Ms. Baker and several other school board members were not elected by the community. Instead, they were selected by the incumbent board members. Magnolia ISD needs someone on its school board that can bring new informed ideas.
The edited photo tweeted to Ginger is so incorrect. Ginger is the bull dog and her boxing opponent should be Common Core and other programs that are designed to dumb down our children.
Ginger will aggressively fight against the TASA/TASB Vision Learning Reformation Magnolia ISD administrators and School Board have implemented. No matter what is being said, Administrators and the School board Members signed a pledge and following is one of the things that they pledged to implement. Click on this pledge and you will see the other goals. Some sound great, but the overall goal is to increase socialization and decrease traditional education. Kids are to be more in control of their learning. Should the boy tweeting “Meet me Friday Nigga.” be responsible for what he learns in school? Ginger and I have worked with many educators and have found that the Vision Learning Reformation wants administrators and teachers who will be pals with students. Some of the professional development programs, such as Lead Your School have steps for teachers to follow and one of them is to show affection for students. Teachers are even evaluated on this. Teachers are to be guides and mentors instead of instructors. Teachers and students tweet each other- they are pals.
Magnolia high school students sent Ginger Russell the tweet shown. The three students are spelling out the letters VCL, which stands for Valued, Complete, and Loved. The students and their teacher want Ginger Russell to know that Magnolia high school kids are valued, complete and loved.
Ginger knows the Magnolia ISD students are valuable, and she wants them to have more than social media that Vision Learning Reformation is providing.
This picture shows school spirit, but the students are being manipulated into thinking Ginger doesn’t like them. The picture is being prepared during the school day. Kids are being involved in a political campaign during the school day. They only know what their teacher has told them, which is that Ginger Russell doesn’t like Magnolia ISD. Now they are prepared to go to the poles and vote.
Why would high school student care about Ms. Russell visiting Magnolia high school? Why is Andrew Thomas taking picture of Ms. Russell and sending out a message that she is at the school?
Why is the Magnolia ISD administration and the Magnolia high school administration promoting the high school students to bully Ms. Russell.
The threatening picture of one of the Magnolia High School boys attacking Ms. Russell is more than just bullying. Adults including the Magnolia High School Administration are responsible for this. The very adults responsible for student training have them staging a fight that shows a boy representing Magnolia H.S. attacking a woman, Ginger Russell. Twitter and other social media is being used to motivate the Magnolia H.S. students to vote for Ginger Russell’s opponent. The school board campaign would be a wonderful way to prepare students to select a person they think best represents their education goals. Instead, community leaders, such as Leslie Sullivan, a prominent realtor has taken Ms. Russell’s comment that refers to the school district not valuing the education needs of all students by purchasing one-size-fits all instruction materials. Students are not loved when they are purposely used to harass a political candidate. Ms. Sullivan has purposely incited the Magnolia High School students to bully Ms. Russell. But, the picture purposely edited to show one of the Magnolia male students attacking Ms. Russell is a threat of physical harm to her. These pictures and tweets are examples of the effect that social media with no controls can have. The Texas Education Service Centers are promoting social media for all Texas Schools. TASA is promoting social media for all Texas Schools. Thomas Ratliff promotes anything that has to do with promoting sells for Microsoft. Where does the Texas Education Commissioner stand on this issue? Whether Ginger Russell wins a position on the Magnolia ISD school board or not, her campaigning for the position has brought out problems that were not publicly known before, such as students having access to the social media at any time during the school day. Teachers at Magnolia ISD have students preparing signs and taking pictures that were tweeted to a political candidate that the teachers do not support. This was done during class. Jana Etter, One teacher published pictures of her students on the web along with comments about the candidate that were not confirmed. Ginger Russell’s children attending school in Magnolia ISD. Jana Etter and others have incited Magnolia H.S. students to bully Ginger Russel via twitter, this is considered cyberbullying by Magnolia ISD.