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GL Day Ender: Yes, Teachers Still Hit Kids

October 14th, 2008 · 6 Comments

Here is a short email we picked up in the BoCoCa parents group that is certain to raise the blood pressure of many people, both parents and non-parents:

This morning me and my 3 year old son was playing in the bed and he flicked me in my face with his fingers. When asked where he learned it, my 3 year old son told me his teacher does that when he don’t lay down to take a nap. To say I was surprise… Of course I am going to the school tomorrow and speak to the director, but I mean what I am expecting to happen. An apology, have her fired? I don’t know.

We’re going to go out an a limb and say that something more than an apology is in order. Those with opinions are welcome to leave them.

Tags: Child Abuse · Uncategorized

6 responses so far ↓

  • 1 woodendesigner // Oct 14, 2008 at 4:39 pm

    That is completely unacceptable. I wonder how the offending teacher would feel about someone coming along and doing and nice adult sized “flick” at them. I would have to agree that something more than an apology is in order. My kid (if I had one) would not go back to that classroom till that teacher was gone.

  • 2 Anonymous // Oct 14, 2008 at 6:48 pm

    Oh please.

  • 3 Mike // Oct 15, 2008 at 1:53 pm

    I would go ape shit if a teacher did that to my 3 year old.

  • 4 Willie Free // Oct 15, 2008 at 6:25 pm

    The parent should go back to school.

  • 5 Heather // Oct 15, 2008 at 6:36 pm

    I’m probably the only parent that will openly say this, but I don’t think it’s such a big deal.

  • 6 Sara // Oct 16, 2008 at 7:29 am

    Public school doesn’t start until pre-k for 4 year olds, so this must be preschool or daycare, and that is totally not acceptable. Whoever is doing that should be fired….the Director should speak to the person who is doing that