Jul. 18th, 2010

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This story is all over the news. On June 22nd, twelve year old Nicole Suriel, a seventh grade student at the Columbia Secondary School for Math, Science, and Engineering, went with the rest of her class on a trip to Long Beach. While playing in the water she got caught in the undertow and drowned. It was later discovered that not only had the teacher failed to obtain the required parental permission slips to take the class to the beach, but she allowed the children, many of whom did not know how to swim, to go in the water even though there were no lifeguards on duty and signs telling swimmers not to go in the water.

I wish I could say I was shocked, but the truth of the matter is New York City public schools often suck at keeping tabs on students during class trips, and many times staff do not plan for, or even really consider, all the things that could go wrong. I know from first hand experience. During a class trip back in seventh grade, I was Nicole Suriel for a few hours.

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