Eleanor from Baton Rouge, LA
COMMENT ABOUT PLACE
Baton Rouge, LA
Great school, Awful Administration
Don't get me wrong, this is a great school filled with many great teachers. I absolutely love all of the classes I am currently in and have been in. We are taught with so many resources and extra help, a real one on one education.
However, the administration of the school is extremely disappointing. A small percentage of the faculty have majority of the control. In the year and a half that I have attended the school, I have witnessed verbal abuse and some potentially federal crimes, all with light punishments. Many immoral and utterly untrue ideas have been seeded in the minds of America's future generation. Things such as; "You must let your hem out, you are a sexual distraction that will inhibit male students from learning", "India is poor because it isn't Christian, only Christian nations are blessed" , "Don't discourage her from wearing a skirt, she wears pants a lot and we don't want to encourage her to be a lesbian", and "The only thing potentially good about the United States' government is the military, and even that is questionable". Along with these gems of information, you as the parents of your children, are not trusted with the responsibility of disciplining them or looking after them properly. Frequent drug testing at the cost of the student occurs because they do not trust the student's judgement or the parent's ability to parent. Students are taught that it is ok to discriminate against LGBT. The science department is underfunded and not completely secular and suffers due to the school extreme fundamental beliefs.
As a citizen of multiple countries with experience living in 1st, 2nd, and 3rd world countries, and gone to many schools around the globe and have a very broad view of religious, political, and social affairs, and I do not believe that Dunham catered to even a small aspect of my needs.
The school itself is on beautiful grounds and filled with kind and loving people whom I was embraced, though the administration has created an atmosphere that, I regret to admit, has tarnished every good aspect of the school.