Any frequent reader of this blogs would see that I’m highly critical of our education system. The educators, bureaucrats, and politicians make a high quality education for our children nearly impossible. But, this isn’t to say that other people aren’t equally responsible, if not more. The ultimate responsibility for a child’s education is the parents. It seems like on a daily basis we see parents more concerned with senseless issues other than educating their children. Today is no exception……
A Tucson mom has accused her daughter’s teacher of bullying after the teacher presented the girl with a “catastrophe award,” MyFoxPhoenix reports.
8-year-old Cassandra Garcia was reportedly given the “catastrophe award” for being the “one student with the most excuses for not having their homework done” in front of her entire third grade class at Desert Springs Academy.
“All the children were laughing at her,” the girl’s mother told MyFoxPhoenix.
The teacher, who was only identified as Ms. Plowman, reportedly said she saw the award as a joke. Cassandra’s mother says she sees it as bullying.
MyFoxPhoenix reports it is unclear if the school plans on punishing the teacher.
Read more: here.
Here’s an idea …… Mom, why don’t you do your damned job and make sure your child does her homework? Then you don’t have to worry about your child being embarrassed about not doing her homework. BTW, public ridicule and peer pressure are very effective motivational tools. Teachers of old used to use “dunce caps” in a similar fashion. At the very least, this shows that the teacher actually cares or at least keeps track of who does and who doesn’t do their homework. Cassandra’s mom, can you say the same? Even about your own child?
If the parents don’t care, the child is lost.