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i may be cold by putting it this way, but what do you feel is more important?
1 – a senior that’s the best in the class
2 – middle school students

i guess the way i would put it is that this senior who has a parent that causes issues will only be in your class for a couple more months and then they will be gone. what you should probably care more about is the middle school students who you are working to retain for the next 4 to 6 years (depending on their age). i would view them as the one who would have a longer lasting influence. on a side note i know my administration would have backed me if i had sent that student to the office since it’s their instructions that if they fight you in class i have to win, which means they have to be kicked out. my principal likes to say “if you wrestle with a pig, you get muddy and the pig enjoys it”