Hear No Evil
I heard an interesting story at meditation last night from someone who is a relatively new teacher in the troubled DC Public School System.
She takes her job seriously and often hears what is going on in the lives of her young wards. Occasionally she reaches out for help and advice.
This week a particular issue took her to a social worker who is not part of the school system per se. She had always found this person to be helpful before.
But for some reason, she distinctly seemed not to want to become involved. My friend finally walked out shaking her head in amazement.
She wondered if this is the backlash from the recent discovery of the 4 dead girls, killed by their mentally ill mother and not discovered by the system until months later. Many people have been caught up in the chain of accusations about what went wrong.
Is it now better just not to know so that you cannot be held culpable in case something goes really wrong? What a sad state of affairs.