Go read the article.
Yeah, that sucks. Chances are, this kid is a real pain in the ass, and the teacher just didn’t think things through. Bad call on the teacher’s part. We’re human. And, well, some humans suck. That day it was the teacher who sucked.
Was it inappropriate? Yes. Should she be fired? No. Should the parents sue? No. Should the kid — now that he’s finally been diagnosed — be in a special classroom where he’s not such a pain in the ass that the teacher loses her shit and lets the class go all American Idol cast-off on him? Probably.
That being said, I’d now like to go through the comments and point out a few gems.
I cannot put into words how disgusting this is. This teacher needs to be removed from the education system irrespective of tenure and accomplishment. She is NOT due “her side” of the story.
We’ll give killers their due with that whole “innocent until proven guilty” thing, but we should skin this teacher alive? Bad call Withheld. Perhaps you withheld your name because you’re an overreacting dumbass.
If the teacher is one of those sadistic bully types, Then just lets take a vote, and see how longs she keeps her job
Let’s take a vote and see if Rafer gets sent back to the fifth grade because his command of the English language out-right sucks.
All that said and done, what the teacher did was deplorable, mean and cruel. She ought to have her license thrown away. Just HOW inhumane can you get?
Pat can take her self-righteous act and shove it. Sure, I’ll give you “deplorable, mean, and cruel”. But “inhumane”? Give me a fucking break, you wiener.
This is a very un-fortunate situation. I find the teacher very much at fault in letting a class vote to expell another student. No group that age can, objectively, make that kind of decision. The teacher seens in-adequit to handle special needs on any kind. She seems to need much more training to teach at all.
It would also seen that the parents of the child in question need to explore other schools..The child will need much patience and understanding as he has a hard row to hoe with his handicap. We wish all of them well
Robert, I had to include you for one reason only: That is BY FAR my favorite misspelling of “inadequate” ever!
HAVING BEEN MADE FUN OF IN FRONT OF THE WHOLE CLASS BECAUSE I WAS SO MUCH TALLER THAN EVERYONE ELSE, I CAN TOTALLY RELATE TO THIS. I WENT TO A CATHOLIC SCHOOL AND THE NUNS BACK THEN SEEMED TO THRIVE ON TORMENTING KIDS, NOT ALL OF THEM, SOME WERE GREAT, BUT TWO IN PARTICULAR HAD NO BUSINESS TEACHING KIDS.
Donna is proof that being made fun of as a child makes you more likely to use run-on sentences and the caps lock key.
Both of my boys have autism spectrum disorders (my oldest has PDD and my youngest has Asperger’s syndrome). The bullying has been constant towards my children and yes, I’ve seen it scar them permanently 😦
Using the frowny-faced emoticon to show displeasure with how her children are scarred permanently by teasing tells me that Suzanne’s kids are probably worse off because their mother is the sort of fucking imbecile who draws flippant ‘net-lingo drawings in response to their actual problems and disabilities.
And we wonder why we cant get good teachers. I would rather nail shingles on a roof in July then subject myself to this kind of nonsense.
There’s nothing moronic about CD’s comment. I just wanted this one thrown in there. Amen!
When I was 12 years old (6th grade) I had a teacher who mentally and verbally abused me in front of my classroom on a regular basis. I have never forgotten it and I definitely believe it has affected the way I feel about myself to this very day. I am not 34 years old and it still hurts me.
She blames her current-day issues on something some idiot told her 24 years ago? Molly needs a big ol’ “get the fuck over it”.
Happy Wednesday, all.