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632.7 #378 DL Qual #322 4-24-12 6:21AM
Hey guys... Sorry that this isn't Disney related (thus the Hub) but I feel that this is very important for everyone to watch. The video is 17 minutes long, but worth a watch. It's from a father who sent his autistic son to school with a wire after hearing reports of his son misbehaving in class. The teachers talk about alcoholism, tell them to "shut their mouths," call them names and also talk about their exploits with their husbands. It's pure bullying, and the father is unable to have action taken because of a NJ law about tenured teachers. Nobody should feel unsafe at school. This video NEEDS to go viral. Spread awareness.
I am watching Obama honoring the teacher of the year! Teachers are so important and it's so sad that we often only hear about those that are doing wrong. There are so many doing the right thing, it's not easy being a teacher and some do it with so much grace, honor, and passion. To all of those who are great teachers (I know there are many in here) THANK YOU!!! - MozPrincess   582.4 #410 4-24-12 7:25AM Like(4)  Reply
I believe teachers need to be paid their worth! We need to stop cutting funding for school programs. They also need stricter criteria for becoming a teacher. That being said, here are bad people everywhere. Some can work the system so well and fool people. - KissDclown  1089.2 #212 4-24-12 7:35AM
I praise all the hard working and dedicated teachers out there. Your jobs are so important, yet you rarely get the thanks and praise you deserve. I agree that there are some bad ones out there which is a shame. - Sharkgrrl19  302.3 #1040 4-24-12 7:44AM
Wow!!! I just saw the video and I am disgusted at what those teachers did!!! I work very closely with students (I am a coordinator at a school) and I can't believe a teacher would have the decency to show up to work everyday and do this to his/her students and continue to do it. - MozPrincess  582.4 #410 4-24-12 7:52AM
Thank you for your kind words. I agree. I am a teacher and I know I am not always perfect (I am human). But what gets me angry is that we only ever hear about the ones that do something wrong and never hear about the teachers that are making a difference. It can be very discouraging to be in a profession that only has negatives portrayed when there are so many positives! - LilSterner  5828.4 #27 4-24-12 7:57AM
Watch the documentary, Waiting for Superman, I saw it on Netflix, it is a shocking look at the crisis in education. - LisaMouse7531   410.1 #637 4-24-12 7:27AM Like(2)  Reply
I'll check it out. Thank you =) - KylaShea  632.7 #378 4-24-12 10:40AM
😔 sadly tooooo many teachers are out there like that. My class neighbor being one. I can't even look at her, that's how little respect I have for her. It's a double edged sword bcuz I've had an Ass. Principal who hated me and if she was principal would do anything to fire me, so I'm glad I'm protected but cases like these are soooo heart breaking, I literally see it every day. - MarshaMouse   5058.3 #35 4-24-12 6:39AM Like(1)  Reply
That must be difficult :(. Even the father says that tenure is good, there just needs to be "out" clauses. The bright side is these are bad apples and others, yourself included, are great teachers who are the epitome of the profession - KylaShea  632.7 #378 4-24-12 6:41AM
It's So tough to see every day...I wish I could do something but it's almost impossible to fire her unless she does something horrible. Which in my eyes the things she does have been. - MarshaMouse  5058.3 #35 4-24-12 6:51AM
OMG!! I will definitely post this on my FB wall. These women need to be prosecuted!  - MissyluvsDisneyland   362.0 #750 4-24-12 6:34AM Like  Reply
Will definitely share this one.... - PeachKay   311.1 #983 4-24-12 6:37AM Like  Reply
I come from a family of teachers and my mom has been a teacher for 20+ years. The tenure situation frustrates her more than anything. She has seen many teachers become tenured and not even care about teaching after that because there is "nothing to worry about". There is so many things wrong with the education system it is so sad. :( - ilovemickey8   324.8 #901 4-24-12 6:46AM Like  Reply
I agree! Too many Start reading newspaper rather than taking that time for one on one help to those that need it. Ugh so frustrating - MarshaMouse  5058.3 #35 4-24-12 6:49AM
Right? Where's the motivation to be productive when there's a guaranteed paycheck. Ugh. - KylaShea  632.7 #378 4-24-12 2:20PM
Our son suffered such abuse in his special needs class. An attorney told us we didn't have enough money to sue. We moved him to another district. He has since recovered and the teachers are caring and understanding. - SeñorBuzz&Jessie   68.5 #4507 4-24-12 7:03AM Like  Reply
Ugh! I'm glad your son is doing better, but that's not right! We preach day in and day out that our kids need to be nicer to each other and bullying needs to end, but then teachers, people in power, are verbally abusing their students and the answer is to move the child to another district. - KylaShea  632.7 #378 4-24-12 7:06AM
Very sorry to hear that any student would be abused. We have had excellent teachers with our autistic grandson. The problem I have seen is that a phychologest is in charge of the program not educators. When his parents learned that they could overrule the phychologest and insist the teachers be able to teach math, spelling etc with homework. It is making a difference. What we still do not like is standardized testing of special edd students. - Tealtownfan   1171.9 #192 4-24-12 7:59AM Like  Reply
This makes me sick! It is something I have had to deal with n the past. My daughter's special education teacher screamed in her face, pulled her ponytail and also used to take her chair away and make her stand all day. She even once wanted my to bring in my daughter's favorite toy and let her keep it if she fel Maggie was misbehaving. I said NO! I fought the district about this forever! Two years later things are ALOT better. My heart goes out to this family! - Mrsblue   693.1 #348 4-24-12 8:02AM Like  Reply
I was upset the other day because my sons school doesn't believe in time out. I wanted to tell them to dust off the paddle if he steps out of line. Kept me honest in elementary school. - HotDiggityDogDaddy  1113.5 #205 4-24-12 8:04AM
Wow mrsB that teacher was cruddy. - HotDiggityDogDaddy  1113.5 #205 4-24-12 8:05AM
So sorry she had to go through this. I am glad things are lot better. I miss her and can't wait to see you guys!!! - MozPrincess  582.4 #410 4-24-12 8:17AM
We Are so sorry you and your daughter had to go through that. One would think by now that special edd teachers would be taught how to handle special edd students. You are right everything has to be fought for. - Tealtownfan  1171.9 #192 4-24-12 8:39AM
My first special ed. Teacher used to put us in cubicles And that's it. When I was picked on by a older special ed. Kid they would do nothing because you can't punish one in the class. She never taught me anything. The second teacher I got worked with me to see what I was good at and found out I was to smart. Then when I went to normal classes teachers didn't understand disabilities - jon-t   190.5 #2287 4-24-12 8:36AM Like  Reply
Watching it right now, I want to punch those teachers for Akian. Poor, sweet young kid. :( - DuffysJuju   634.0 #376 4-24-12 8:51AM Like  Reply
This breaks my heart. It's just one of the many things that make up the current crisis in education. My parents, along with other family members have been teachers, and I work in education, and have seen things get worse over the years. To see bright, compassionate teachers get pink slips while those that don't care remain just ticks me off! I understand the need for tenure, protection and gratitude for serving, but not everyone deserves it. I admire the good teachers so still accomplish the goal of education amidst the turmoil. - Gia   802.2 #286 4-24-12 2:31PM Like  Reply
Please don't attack me, but could somebody explain the positives behind tenure? I mean, no other professions really have it... Why should a teacher be able to keep their job if they're bad at it? I love the awesome teachers out there, but surely even they are miffed at some of their coworkers receiving equal treatment for bad work. I agree with kiss... Pay what they're worth. Bonuses for the best, pink for the mean. - KylaShea  632.7 #378 4-24-12 3:59PM
Omg Gia I agree!! I honestly can't look at teachers who can't get rid of that need to go with any respect anymore! Seeing SO many GOOD dedicated, loving teachers get pink slipped and still have these lemons breaks my heart! Tenure started to protect the teacher from a principal who doesn't like you. Too many times a principal could fire you just because they personally don't like you. I know everyone knows me and knows I'm a good person but if my ex Ass. Principal had it her way, she would have found any reason to fire, JUST because she didn't like me. She never came in and observed, never knew me prior to her coming to my school and simply didn't like me. She's an SC alumni and all about the bruins, honestly I don't know, but she passionately hated me! So I was glad it was not in her power to do so. - MarshaMouse  5058.3 #35 4-24-12 4:14PM
I agree with you about tenure.... - KissDclown  1089.2 #212 4-24-12 4:16PM