BJ'S BLOG 11/26/12 "Give Peanuts, Get Monkeys"
Last week before Thanksgiving break, we talked about what one teacher did that completely outraged me.
Idaho 4-grade teacher Summer Larsen is in trouble for what she let students, who met their reading goals, do those kids who didn’t.
The students who did meet their reading goals were allowed to draw on the faces of those who did not reach their goals. The students who fell short of their goals could choose to either skip recess or allow other students to draw on their faces.
Nine of the 21 kids in the class didn’t meet their goals; six chose to be drawn on and three chose to miss recess. Of those six, some had goatees and mustaches drawn on them at the other students.
Larsen was put on temporary leave for a week as they investigate this incident further.
What a very dumb thing for this teacher to do. This is a perfect example of supervised bullying. Let’s demean the children who are having difficulty in school and make them feel dumb by the hands of the other students…yeah, that’s the smart thing to do.
If I was a parent in this situation, I would be going into this school guns blazing, demanding for anyone associated with this to be fired.
This is what happens when we don’t put enough emphasizes and money in our public school system. If you pay peanuts, you get monkeys to fill the position.
The way to stop dumb incidents like this is simple…give public schools more funding to pay for better teachers.
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