posted on Dec, 13 2003 @ 11:11 AM
I have two daughters in Elem. School.
So far so good.
All the teachers they have had have been exellent.
I can honestly say that the ones my daughters have had so far, actually want to teach.
I'm sure it's not always the case tho.
A couple years ago a teacher that worked at a local Elem school took one of these pictures too seriously.
A girl in Kindergarden drew a picture of her family.
The father was holding the baby by what looked like the neck. and he didn't have a smiley face.
Even tho the baby which daddy was holding, was smiling the teacher decided the picture meant child abuse.
Now, with out notifying any of her superiors, or asking this child about the picture, she took it apon her self to call child protective serv.
This guy went thru hell trying to clear his name.
Rumors started and other parents heard about it costing him friends.
I know this guy and know for a fact he would never hurt his children. The teacher never apologised nor did she loose her job. The school wanted to
keep it quiet to avoid embarrassment and this guy had been thru hell and had no fight left in him to take it any further.
This incident caused the family to move.
Im in no way saying that all or even the majority are.
There are plenty tho.
The Highschool I went to used the Football Coaches as art teachers. Those classes were fun but we didnt do any art!
The school board here is appointed so they can do as they please.
I keep a close eye on what they are doing in school and their mother volunteers, so we know what is going on at all times. I have no problem pulling
them out to home school either. But, no problems so far so no complaints here. I think parents need to be involved even if it's just a little. Some
just use school as a babysitter, and the learning is secondary. Thats a whole other can of worms.