Would you call a sixth grader a loser? Sixth grade is how old -- about eleven? I saw this story online today and stuff like this infuriates me. What is wrong with people? What makes me even more mad are parents who agree with this teacher's style, and yet, are too much of a coward to go on camera and explain it. Another thing that ticks me off was the teacher himself blatantly saying, "When I come to school every day I have one hundred nineteen kids that I'm their parent for nine hours of the day." What the hell? Who is this guy? Parents parent their children. Teachers are supposed to teach children academics. When I look back on my own education, especially elementary school, I can't think of one teacher that I ever looked up to or thought of as a parent. Not one.
Stories like this make me glad I homeschool my kids. I feel bad for children who are dealing with stuff like this in school. No one should be bullied by a classmate, more or less their teacher. I didn't exactly have school experience filled with rainbows and lollipops either. I could make a huge list of negative things relating to my school days. Now, I realize there are a lot of good teachers out there -- really, really good teachers. It's just like criminals. We only hear of the things the bad guys do, when in fact, they make up only 1% of the population, if that. I'm sure it's that way with teachers. This is really unfortunate too because I know good teachers exist. However, we only read the stories about the ones who write "-20% for being a loser!" on a little girl's assignment, or the thirtysomething women having affairs with fourteen-year-old boys. Are there no thirtysomething men for these pathetic women? And tell me, how can telling a child they're a loser make them better themselves? How? By the way, if you click on the link to the story, watch the video too. The little girl looks like a sweetheart. Where were all MY teachers when all the real losers were messing with me during school?