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Old 09-13-2012, 06:50 PM
 
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My son is in 6th grade and his math teacher is a bully. This teacher makes kids do pushups if they are late for class. He screams in their face and makes them stand up in class and trys to humiliate the student in front of all the other students. He has made alot of students cry from his behavior. This school goes on camp trips over night and i spoke to this teacher about my son might not go because he has severe anxiety. He pretended concerned about it but today he made fun of my son in front of the whole class by saying (in a whiny baby voice) that saying you just dont want to go or you cant be away from mommy and daddy is not a good excuse. What kind of teacher finds it ok to humiliate their students about anything. This man seems to have serious problems.
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Old 09-13-2012, 07:00 PM
 
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I'd have a serious problem with that. Have you talked to the principal?
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Old 09-13-2012, 08:19 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pa
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You need to report it to the principal or school district, that behavior is unacceptable.
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Old 09-13-2012, 08:27 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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You need to talk to the principal. I think the pushups are fine, the rest is what I have a problem with.

You shouldn't send your son on any overnight trips with the school until the situation is resolved...and possibly not even then.
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Old 09-13-2012, 08:57 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pa
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You need to talk to the principal. I think the pushups are fine, the rest is what I have a problem with.

You shouldn't send your son on any overnight trips with the school until the situation is resolved...and possibly not even then.

Pushups are fine? Unless this is gym class, pushups are not fine, espically in front of the others. If your child is constanttly late for class then maybe a meeting should be held between the student,parents and teachers.

Yet, if a child is late once or twice, why are we making him do pushups? A morning deteniton or demerit is good enough.
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Old 09-13-2012, 09:21 PM
 
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I agree with everyone else. I would personally keep him out of that class until he gets a new teacher and would not be sending him to camp if he did not want to go.
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Old 09-13-2012, 10:31 PM
 
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Thank you everyone so much. I do have a appointment with the director of the school, my son goes to a charter school.. . I agree that he shouldnt make these kids do pushups . I mean seriously what does being late for class have to do with pushups. I would make them maybe write a little paper about why its good to be punctial. He has made little girls get down and do ten pushups. This isnt military school. And for him to embarrass these kids in front of each other is just wrong. Lots of kids that age are trying to work on their confidence and for a grown man to knock it down and try to make the student look stupid makes me so angry. I couldgo onand on. I just feel someone needs to speak up for these kids. Thank for listening
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Old 09-15-2012, 01:42 AM
 
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This is unacceptable behavior from a teacher, I would be going up to the principal and demanding that they solve this problem before a lawyer has to get involved. There is no reason whatsoever that a teacher should be behaving like that towards students, and any teacher that does deserves NOT to have a job working in the education system.
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Old 09-15-2012, 08:41 AM
 
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What do the other parents have to say about this teacher?
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Old 09-15-2012, 01:15 PM
 
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I agree that he shouldnt make these kids do pushups . I mean seriously what does being late for class have to do with pushups. I would make them maybe write a little paper about why its good to be punctial.
Being late to class has nothing to do with pushups. Pushups have something to with being late...as a punishment, like writing a paper, which is barely a punishment. Don't dwell on the pushups. Not a big deal. Everything else... yeah, I agree... a big deal. I'd want him gone.
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