posted on Sep, 29 2012 @ 04:21 AM
seems to be a case of a teacher way overstepping their bounds. can you imagine your child coming home with a haircut done by a teacher? well
apparently it happened to a girl suffering down syndrome.
The North Carolina mom of a 7-year-old girl with Down Syndrome is accusing a teacher of cutting off several inches of her daughter’s beloved
hair without her consent. “Most of the time, she’s always brushing her hair, always doing something with her hair,” Jesslyn’s mother, Jessica
Stirewalp, told ABC News’ Charlotte affiliate, WSOC-TV.
so we have a little girl who likes to play with her hair, not unusual for a girl that age.
The mom said that she has heard conflicting explanations for why Jesslyn’s hair was cut. She said the teacher initially told her on the phone
that it was because of food in Jesslyn’s hair. But a letter from the teacher said that Jesslyn wouldn’t stop taking her hair down, so the teacher
trimmed it, Stirewalp said.
now why would you need to cut hair that has gotten food in it? wouldn't washing be called for? only thing i can recall cutting hair for is gum in it,
and that only normally would require a small amount be cut. not only that would you not just leave it for the parents to deal with?
but in all honesty i put more faith in the explanation in the letter stating that it was cut because the little girl would not stop playing with it.
are teachers really getting that lazy? that they would just lop off the hair of a mentally handicapped student instead of working with the child. this
is just so wrong
it is NOT up to a teacher to do something like that arbitrarily. heck maybe just putting a hairnet on it would have worked if
it really was an issue. this teacher should not only be given the boot but should be legally barred from working with the handicapped which she
certainly proves is work she is not suited for.
what can be done to stop teachers who really have no right teaching children? could they not test teachers to see if they can handle the stresses of
teaching, especially those who work with disabled children who can be rather more difficult to handle. as i see it this so called teacher did not know
how to do her job, and that is the fault of the school board for not ensuring a teacher is capable of doing their job. now we have a fragile student
that has been totally demoralized due to the incompitance of this one teacher. who knows how long it could take to try and repair the damage done. all
the money the school board has is not enough for this type of damage to a child's self esteem.