Tuesday, July 8, 2008


Oh I'm mother fucking pissed off now!

As I was putting Kid to bed tonight she dropped a bomb... and it went a little something like this:

"My teacher was so mad at one of the boys in class that she said she'd put him in Daycare."

At first I was confused. But if you read this post it will start to clarify matters.

"Why did she say that?" I asked her.

"Because he was being a baby and crying." Kid responded.

Now you should know that Kid is very observant and sensitive. She is particularly hard to get stuff out of when it bothers her... and if it bothers her she is likely to tell you like this not when you ask her how her day was. Because I did do that earlier today when I picked her up and she said "Great". But it wasn't... and what this teacher said was obviously bothering and worrying her.

For those of you who aren't sensitive to what is going on here let me break it down:
This bitch is shaming young children for being emotional. For having a hard time transitioning into a completely new (and for some intimidating) experience. This woman is telling them to fear being belittled and mocked by your teachers if you don't act in the exact way she wants you to when you go to school. This is a serious fucking problem. This program is supposed to be a stepping stone experience for incoming Kindergardeners to help them adjust to "real school" in the Fall. Their very idea of what is to come is being shaped by this woman.

My heart breaks for this poor boy who is being abused by this woman. Clearly a sensitive kid who needs some support and encouragement and all he is getting is belittled.


Julie said...

Please, please call them and take them up on this. This is so bad. Plus, you are leaving the AA school system anyway so who cares if you get labeled a "difficult" parent. Not that you would care anyway. Oh, of course, not that you are!!

I am so outraged as well. This is just wrong.

Mrs Furious said...

Oh I wrote a huge email with all the quoted conversations ... thank God for my verbatim memory!
It helps that I know the director of the program so I think she'll take my complaint seriously.
I hate to have Kid miss out on some of the fun stuff but my gut told me to take her out this morning and I didn't... and now I regret it.

Feener said...

how the hell can they let this woman teach ?????

workout said...

omg! as the mom of a sensitive boy who cries, this just breaks my heart! This boy needs to be hugged and reassured, not belittled! Is it possible to seek out his mom and let her know?

(running off now to hug my son as he sleeps!)


Mrs Furious said...

Oh it is killing me that I can't contact the mom... I have no idea who the boy is!

Elizabeth said...

That is such BS.
As a student who got held back because a teacher decided I was 'difficult' (could read and write by kindergarden, but not math so well or sit still) these years are so important!

Mom could give you advice or support about fighting the system on behalf of a kid.

I loved Safety Town when I went. Big wheeling around the parking lot designed to look like a neighborhood. It's too bad that lady's a bitch. Ruining it for Kid

Heather said...

Dude, that shit is not cool. I'm glad she's not going back.

Deborah said...

I'm glad you reported this bitch. I absolutely hate it when people in authority belittle those beneath them , whether it's kids in school or in the workplace, wherever. I hope she gets shitcanned!

Deborah said...

..not kids in the workplace, I hope you get my drift; although sometimes my coworkers are a little juvenile.

Jennifer said...

My son's first grade teacher was a "veteran" and boy the stories I could tell you. She actually was my babysitters teacher .. my babysitter is 42. I tell you what, I emailed at LEAST once a week. She was horrible. I have never been so happy to see a year end. On the flip side though, he made HUGE gains in school that year.

I spent most of his first grade horrified.

Robin said...

That is unbelievable. What the hell is wrong with her?

Keep us posted on what the director says. Maybe she can tell you who the little boy is. Poor little guy.

Torey said...

holy crap!!

Let us know what the outcome is. My little boy is going to go through this at some point, and these days he's a sympathy crier. . .
I realize I have 4 years to prepare, but I'm terrified already!!!!

Kiss Kid for me. I'm sure she's feeling down about the whole situation!

angie said...

That breaks my heart. For the little boy and for other children (i.e., Kid) who have to experience. All are learning bad lessons.

Weird that safety town is all unorganized this year. Wonder if didn't people are running it???

Sorry and hugs to kid.

Smitty said...

Ugh. Smitty Jr. is set to start our local school district's early ed stuff as soon as the Fall...and as any parent we're worried as Hell. But then you see stuff like this...

Tiffany said...

What a bitch! Most of those kids are scared like you said. My son starts Kindergarten next year and I'M worried for him. Poor little guy was probably scared out of his mind. Let us know what happens.

Andrea said...

Reading about all this makes me sick, I cant believe this woman all I can say is she better watch her back you dont go picking on little ones even if their difficult or unruly who the hell is the adult in the situation.

Deb said...

I want to CRY just thinking about that poor little boy!! I have a really sensitive little guy like that, and to imagine him in that situation makes my heart crack. Oh, MAN... now I'm starting to get teary-eyed.

Anonymous said...

Yikes! I have 2 kids, 1 going in
3rd grade and 1 going in 1st grade.

They attend public school in SLC.

Actions like these just makes public schools look SOOO BAD.

I'd call her on it too.

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