Dennis Barr comments on Lorna’s role in the ostracism case scenario.
From my point of view, Lorna plays a really important role in this case. And my experience is that she often is overlooked when educators are considering this case. But I think that Lorna acted courageously, and in ways that need to be underlined.
She wasn't a close friend of the girls that were in the core group that was ostracizing Sue. So maybe that allowed her to be in a position to stand up and invite Sue in. But I think that inviting Sue and making room for Sue to be able to sit at their table at lunch, or to be able to know that she wasn't going to be excluded from this other group if she didn't want to be, that she was accepted, was absolutely enormous for Sue.