Dallas Teacher Charged Second Graders To Use Bathroom
This story makes me want to destroy things. An elementary school teacher out in Texas decided that she would institute some kind of ‘rewards program’ for her second grade class. Sounds good right? I mean, nothing wrong with trying to motivate kids. Just one problem. Part of that program was that they have to used what they earned in order to go to the bathroom outside of normal breaks. From NBCDFW:
The mother of a 7-year-old Irving elementary school student says her son wet his pants in class after his teacher refused to let him use the restroom Thursday afternoon.
“I was absolutely appalled,” Sonja Cross said. “I could not believe it.”
The first-year teacher at J.O. Davis Elementary awards her students with “Boyd Bucks” for good behavior. Going to the bathroom outside of the three scheduled breaks costs two Boyd Bucks per trip.
Cross’ son, an honor roll student, needed to go to the bathroom, but he sat back down because he didn’t have any Boyd Bucks, his mother said.
“He tried to hold it as much as he could, but he just couldn’t,” Cross said. “He came home from school, and he was crying and really upset.”
WTF? A seven year old can’t use the bathroom unless he hold some fictitious currency this pathetic excuse for a teacher created? Really? But wait. It got worse. When the mom went to talk to the teacher? Here’s what happened:
Cross complained to the teacher, but didn’t like the response.
“Originally when I first spoke with the teacher, she was just going to show my son special treatment, but then I said, ‘That’s just not good enough. I need for you to stop this for all the children,’” she said.
Cross informed school administrators, who quickly told the teacher to stop charging her students to go to the bathroom.
So this moron teacher, after seeing what effects her ridiculous charging little kids to use the bathroom policy had, decided that it was still a good idea for everyone else, just not this kid? Really? My first thought it why is this woman anywhere near children? Isn’t there a test or something to become a teacher?
Oh well, at least school officials will hand out some sort of discipline for the traumatic event she caused this child right? I mean, surely the fact that a teacher created an event where a child will be teased and picked on for years has to face some consequences, right? Yeah, not so much:
School administrators do not plan any disciplinary action. Cross said she may push for the teacher to be suspended.
What? No disciplinary action for not allowing a 7-year-old the bathroom which resulted in him wetting his pants? Nothing? No reprimand? No training class? Unbelievable.
With ‘teachers’ like this, is it any wonder our public schools are an absolute disaster?