The recent college admission scandal made major headlines, especially when it was accompanied by the fact that two celebrities were caught engaging in the illicit activity. Many were surprised to hear that actresses Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman were involved in the scandal, but there was a large group who were not surprised in the slightest — educators.
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Gerry Brooks, a principal at an elementary school in Lexington, Kentucky, filmed his take on the college admission scandal, which was viewed more than six million times on Facebook. At the start of the video, Brooks holds up a US Weekly magazine with Loughlin and Huffman on the cover.
He explains that everyone was so surprised that this took place, but quickly explained that this was not news to “every educator in the whole world.”
He wasted no time calling out the actual culprits — parents who don’t agree with a rule or decision. “You know what this is? A parent not agreeing with a policy or a rule sometimes even a law so they are just going to do whatever they want because they think it’s best for their child.”
He then goes on a tirade against parents that think they are doing the best thing for their child only to be hindering them in the long run. He gave an example of parents signing reading sheets, even though in reality, their child did not read because they had some other obligation.
Brooks didn’t mince words as he compared parents’ activities to Loughlin’s. “You know who else disagrees with rules? Aunt Becky,” he said as he pointed to Loughlin on the magazine cover.
Brooks penned an op-ed piece for CNN where he essentially explained that when parents break or bend the rules for their children, they are showing them that rules do not need to be followed.
“Here’s what you are saying to your child: ‘I know this is the rule but it doesn’t apply to me,” he said. Brooks again compared Loughlin to parents nowadays as she “saw rules and thought it didn’t apply to them.”