School Dismisses Mother's Complaint About A Teacher Who Humiliated Her Daughter During Class
Parents expect teachers not just to educate their children but also to be role models for them. It is indeed pleasant to hear that some teachers go beyond these expectations.
But some of them do not deserve the "educator" title. In particular, these are the teachers who bully their students.
Instead of practicing proper discipline, they abuse their power to manipulate and put down the young ones. What should parents do when their children get bullied by these people?
The first thing that parents should do is document the incident. Note every detail, including the words or actions of the teacher, when it happened, who the witnesses are, and how the situation affected their child.
Parents also need to be supportive by giving their reassurance and support and lending them an ear. Finally, they need to complain about the incident to the school authorities.
But even if parents do this crucial step, administrators sometimes off these complaints. This is what a Redditor experienced at her daughter's school.
A mother, whose username is Mysterious-Fee6515, asked the "Am I The A**hole?" (AITA) community if asking the school principal for a new teacher for her daughter was a mistake. This happened after the teacher bullied the little girl by embarrassing her in class.
Her classmates laughed after the student revealed something personal, and the teacher used this detail to mock her.
After what happened, a concerned mom just doesn't want her daughter in a bully teacher's class.
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The original poster (OP) tells the community about her family.
The math problem made the girl reveal her parents' ages.
The teacher asked something inappropriate.
The OP mentioned that even though her eldest was unplanned, her daughters mean the world to her and her boyfriend.
Even the bully teacher dismissed her complaints.
Redditors are worried that students might treat the OP's daughter harsh since they saw their teacher doing it.
A Redditor shares about going through the same experience.
This person had a rough life because of one incident of bullying.
Teachers should never comment on a student's background during class.
Assignments shouldn't be about the parents' ages.
Kids shouldn't be judged for the age of their parents.
If the OP finds out that her daughter's teacher is bullying other students, her complaint might become valid.
The OP needs to file a written complaint.
Although the OP clarified some details about the math problem, people still believe that it's inappropriate.
The teacher needs to think about the questions before she uses them in class. The question about the parents' age feels like an interrogation.
Some teachers are so judgmental.
All teachers need to be culture aware and non-judgmental.
This teacher would use the ages of a child's siblings instead of their parents.
This is how the teacher should've handled the situation.
Teachers need to be understanding of the different family background of students.
Some concerned users want the OP to raise the issue to the school board.
Why is the teacher making a big deal out of the parents' ages? There are a lot of young parents out there who take care of their children well.
It's time to raise this concern to people above the teacher and the principal.
Reporting the incident, as well as the principal's reaction to the matter on the board, is the next best step. But in case they still dismiss the OP's complaints, experts say that it's time to involve legal counsel.
The OP may also need to arrange the transfer of her child to another school, as leaving the situation as it is can have a long-term effect on her child.