Ms. Cornelius explains why she quit her after-school teaching job: The administrator sent a “belligerent, rude, disrespectful, noncompliant, and insubordinate” student back to her with only a talking to.
During the school day, I may have to put up with this kind of disrespect and disregard from administrators, but not now. And yes, it is the administrator who demonstrated a total lack of respect for me as a colleague and a staff member. A kid’s a kid, and kids need to be directed to correct behavior. Part of “loving our kids” and “being their advocates” is teaching them proper behavior.
She’s kept her teaching job and will do without the extra income from working after hours. She hopes other teachers who can’t afford to make that choice will get more support from administrators.