People need to lighten up!
I used to make suggestive comments to my teaching assistants in College quite often. The worst I ever got was a request to "cease and desist"
yes lighten up
suggestive comments are proper in an educator / assistant / student realtionship
yeah, what are you guys worrying about?...young girls call me cute all the time! This is something that should only be between them and me
However, I agree, the suspension is outrageous. Still, situations like this do need to be dealt with. I have had a young female student have the outward hots for me, it aint fun, flattering, titillating, whatever you want to call it. There was a need to address the student's inappropriate behavior such as open flirting in front of students. I asked my admin to intervene and I think it was handled well. The bigger issue here is that this boy wasn't handled with more sensitivity.
There are a lot of details missing here. There is no mention of what was said in the suspension letter and the devil is in those details. I once had to deal with a student who had threatened to sodomize a female student, they were twelve when it happened. The bigger shocker was finding out it had happened before-when he was eight. Seems older brother was introducing little brother to hardcore XXX vids. Of course, you would want a student like this around your daughters, eh?
In this case, there is a lot around what this 9 yr-old student's character is around others. Sometimes, school community's will be tolerant of serious behavior and 'the straw that breaks the camel's back' is the offense that sends the kid home for a time-out. So did that happen here? I don't know. Not saying it was, not saying it wasn't.
The mother agrees that what he is accused of saying was grounds for suspension-but she wasn't informed of that. Here is a pretty serious problem IMO as there should be better communication between the school and home. But then, were there attempts made to reach this woman? Again, I dunno, parents are often really busy, cannot be easily reached or just ignore the warnings while protecting their child-sometimes out of guilt for negligence, past abuse, etc.
Again, not saying that this is the case, but there are many facts left out here. Personally, I think it's fvcked up that this is a news item.
Our schools have both my and my wife's cell phone number--
Agreed. And I'm sure that when you are called, you call back. I have had student's for whom I have never made any contact, on parent-teacher nights, requests for interviews, etc.
I know your main aim here is to continue to beat up teachers Blues, you seem to like it. And while I cannot say that we are perfect, these stories of outrage are often missing details.
I like beating up BAD-Incompetent and worthless teachers--
Not good or at least adequate teachers--
We need to root out ALL bottom 50%ers--They need to find other work--
I have 4 close relatives, and almost a dozen close friends that are teachers---
I have no problem with quality teacher--I have absolutely ZERO patience for teachers that should be doing something else---ZERO-
If this story is as simple as it is portrayed--this woman needs to find another line of work--It's that simple-