A New Jersey teacher who called her first-grade students “future criminals” on Facebook has been suspended with pay. The Paterson teacher also wrote she feels like a “warden.” Several parents complained.
Chicago Public Schools officials are investigating a teacher who posted a photo on her Facebook page of a seven-year-old girl who wore Jolly Rancher candies in her hair for picture day. The girl’s mother is threatening to sue, saying the teacher — who was not the girl’s classroom teacher — and commenters made fun of the girl.
In the face-to-face insult category, a Connecticut math teacher is headed to a termination hearing for asking an overweight student if he’d eaten his homework.
School district officials say the comment was the latest in a string of demeaning remarks over (Robert) Wollkind’s 32-year career, including telling a student he hated him.
Wollkind said he’s socially awkward and has trouble reading other people’s emotions because of his Asperger’s Syndrome. I suppose he could have thought it was a funny joke rather than a hurtful put-down. “More than 1,000 Brookfield parents and students have signed a petition supporting him,” reports the Boston Globe.