Shirley Bunn, a math teacher at Barnett Junior High School in Arlington, Texas and two-time "Teacher of the Year" award recipient, has been suspended for telling a student to "Go back to Mexico."
Bunn said she lost her temper on September 30 while passing out Title 1 forms to her eighth grade students.
"According to public documents, a student who had a history of being disruptive repeatedly asked his teacher for a form printed in Spanish by saying, “I’m Mexican. I’m Mexican."
The documents said Bunn tried to tell him that he could get the forms in the office but he continued to argue with her and repeat, “I’m Mexican.”
In response, Bunn blurted out “[Then] go back to Mexico.”
Originally posted by mileysubet
I wonder how much money the US spends every year on printing documents and forms in languages other than English?
Originally posted by Ixtab
I hope the kid told the teacher
"Well if you were to open a history book dumbass you would find this was part of mexico until you filthy white devils stole our land through your rampant colonialism".
Btw, on a side note, this would explain to anyone why there might infact be brown people in southern parts of America, you know, just for anyone who is confused and possibly threatend by there presence.edit on 19-2-2012 by Ixtab because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Carseller4
If a Canadian student demanded a test in French, yelling "I'm Canadian", and the teacher said "Go back to Canada" this would have not been an issue.
Originally posted by WeRpeons
Why should a teacher or the students who understands the importance of education put up with a child who is disruptive and apathetic on a daily basis?
Originally posted by JakiusFogg
What would have happened if a black student has demanded a form in Swahili, saying I am african I am african, and the repsonce would have been "then go back to Africa:
Just testing the ATS waters for double standards
Originally posted by muse7
Lot's of people here assuming that the kid is here illegally.
Originally posted by intrepid
In that case remove them because they are disruptive. NOT point a finger at them because they are "Mexican".
As I previously stated, the video said that she had labeled people before. That is unacceptable in any school. Sets the minorities up for ridicule and school is nasty enough without that.