WHAT WOULD YOU DO IF YOU 12 YRS OLD COME HOME AND TOLD YOU HIS TEACHER PUSH HIM,
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Brandi - posted on 02/24/2010
i think that teacher AND the principal of school would be getting a not so nice visit from me. Call the principal's office and set up a meeting with the principal (or vice principal) and the teacher in question. Also, (and I'm not saying it's O.K. for a teacher to EVER push a student) but, did your child do s.th unacceptable? I would suggest that you NOT go into a meeting with the attitude that your child did NOTHING, but rather that REGARDLESS of what your child may have done (and I don't know that he/she did anything) the teacher was OUT OF LINE. Try to investigate BOTH sides of what happened and come to a resolution, but by no means am I saying that the pushing should be condoned. Good luck.
Beatris - posted on 09/17/2013
I'm from Austin TX and the principical pushed my son and I called the cops and they told me that no arrest could be made because their was no physical injuries on my son. All he can get is a ticket and a pat on the back for what he did. So I asked APD if I pushed him and left him no injuries I would just get a ticket too. And of course he said no. That in dat case I would get arrested and charged with a class c misdemeanor. I think the system in Austin tx is bullshit!!! And to top it all off my son is not allowed to step foot in the school premises until the investigation is over. Which means the principal is getting awarded with a paycheck and job while my son is missing out on his education having to stay at home. I've had to hire a lawyer and soon it should b out in the press. Ima do whatever it takes to get mr sal vega from east Austin college prep to pay for what he has done to my child!
PRINCESS - posted on 06/16/2014
yea I did that and it did not go anywhere, in fact the principal was really brash with me when I tried to bring the subject up about the teacher. then when I later called her back and advised her that I knew that this teacher had been physically assaulting my kid, she started tap dancing and passing the buck to her superior the director Dr. Gonzales, who in turn pushes the responsiblity back on the principal, who apparently has no say so at this institution.
PRINCESS - posted on 06/16/2014
My son attended East Austin college prep on Martin Luther King and he was being punched and had erasers launched at him from across the room by a teacher. My son is AdHd and this is not part of the IEP at all! I spoke with the principal Ms. Groetch, who did nothing. I spoke with the director Dr. Gonzalez he did nothing. I sent emails to the board president Alexia Rodriguez, who did nothing, and I spoke with board member Roscoe Overton who did nothing. The teacher is still employed and going to houston tilotson pursuing her teaching certificate.
I too contacted the authorities and because my son said it didn't hurt there were no charges to be filed. I have filed a case with OCR because my son receives 504 services. but I agree that it is an angering experience. I trusted these people and they violated me. I tried to be civil about the matter and they put the coaches on me like a pack of wild dogs.
I am fed up too but as a parent it appears that no one cares about what is happening to minority students in economically challenged neighborhoods. The authorities just want to keep them off the streets and out of their hair. The school is abusive and they try to make it seem like there is something wrong at home.
This teacher put an entire class at risk when she was provoking my son but it is ok for her to do that. My son should have never heard about her miscarriage and she should have called me if dicipline needed to be addressed. I am so angry that I do not trust any of these teachers. I am unclear as to who is in it for a check and who does this because they want to make a difference. I get the feeling that most are just fed up souls and they are taking their anger and frustrations out on our kids.
if she wanted to punch on a kid why not beat her own kid. If she wanted to throw things at a kid why not throw something and hit her kid upside the head.
Why would a teacher stand up and tell a kid that they will never amount to nothing. I come from North Carolina and I can truly say that the education and caring for one another is real, something that I haven't felt in Texas. These teachers complain about their pay, when they hide behind a stupid 0 tolerance rule. I do customer service for a living and people know when they are suppose to pay their bills but they buy Jordans and fancy labels before they pay their bills, someone ought to be throwing something at them.
Then the school tried to get me to bring my son back after they have done everything wrong and it is part of their big cover ups.
I thought my son would get a fair shake at this charter school, if I would have known that these people were going to behave like this he would have never went to that school.
They violated my trust and they failed to inform me that they had knowledge of this woman physically assaulting my son. I am the only one that cares. Now that my son is gone, I feel that each of these administrators deserve whatever they have coming to them. I hope they find themselves in a humbling experience and think of all the wrong you have commited against helpless defenseless children. They are predators they prey on the weak your children and then they prey on the economically disadvataged (You the parent).
I hate what was done to my son but after all the people that I spoke to I found no one that cared but me. I am so sorry that this is continuing to happen to other children and parents but all I can do is pray and learn from my mistakes. As a parent I feel alot of responsibility and guilt how could I have done my child this way, I am hurt beyond beleif and more that words can describe.
Emmarie - posted on 08/01/2013
good day! i just want some advice..my son 12 yrs old came home today and telling me his teacher hit him in the head and he got solen, the teacher use his hand and have ring and yesterday kick my son when he enter the classroom, and long time ago same teacher hit my son in the stomach, i didnt react because i know the boys have kind of silly sometimes but is not right that teacher hit any student
User - posted on 05/03/2013
If my Son came home from school telling me his teacher pushed him, or even put a finger on him..... I'd have he or she arrested! I would take it to the Board of Education & make sure this teacher lost their license to teach in any school! I wouldn't stop until this matter was completely Resolved! We send our children to school to learn & in a safe environment. Bullying isn't accepted by students, and should Never be accepted by any Teacher or Staff member!
Janice - posted on 03/05/2013
this just happend to my son about a week ago i went to the school and met with the teacher that did it and the principle and they blamed it all on my son he is 9 years old and was very up set and confused about it.since the principle didnt do anything about it i am for sure taking it further and getting legal advice.this is not the only thing my son deals with a lot of mental abuse also because he has adhd and they dont want to deal with it.they just want to send him to another school in a different town and put him in a special ed class. im not standing for this i will do anything and everything i have to do to make sure my son is not abused in any way at the place he is supposed to be safe and getting an education.
Where do you live? Where is this child's school?
I would personally go there if possible and speak on your behalf to someone! This is absolutely unacceptable behavior for any adult, and especially a school teacher, to make towards a child...a very serious matter.
If anything, I would suggest focusing on this particular person (the teacher) and in some way make them PUBLICLY accountable and known for their actions.
Good luck with this and much love from me to you and your child.
Dawn - posted on 04/19/2012
I think Brandi Struble said it best. I get the feeling that at 12 yrs old a kid is not likely to be very truthful (trust me...personal experience lol). So don't go into a teacher/principal/parent meeting with guns blazing because you don't know the whole story. And just like Brandi said REGARDLESS of whether your child was doing something inappropriate to instigate such an action or not doesn't excuse the fact that (if the teacher really DID push your child,) that that behavior is inexcusable for a teacher. Just go into the meeting with an open-mind and a level head. You are there to protect your child's interests, but also remember that the teacher needs respect and to maintain their dignity. Their job is harder than many of us can imagine or understand...sometimes when the School board turns the other cheek they need parents to stand up for them also. Something to keep in mind =]
Jessica - posted on 04/15/2012
I am a kindergarten teacher and teach five year olds to read on a daily basis. Not only is what she said inappropriate, but her response to you when you voiced your concern did not seem to indicate any remorse. I would request a parent conference with her, and if you are not satisfied, then absolutely raise your concerns to the principal. You are your child's first advocate!!
Jennifer - posted on 06/16/2011
People think all teachers are good they are not...some just like the job because of the hours and holidays and summer vacation...I worked with teachers as an aide and had several teachers who talked so badly about students even making racial comments...I even reported to principal who was black and she didn't do anything..It was sad to see a black women ignore it and have a racist teacher in her school...Oh well that is the Vegas school system which sucks so bad...
Sharron - posted on 03/25/2010
I would go to the school to have a conference with the teacher and find out why the teacher pushed my child, but the first thing I would do is ask my child why the teacher pushed him, or her. I know accident's happen at times it may have been by mistake but still find out the reason some teachers can be really mean to certain children.
Dina - posted on 02/25/2010
hi first i think it is a mater of trust , are you sure that he is telling the truth or he just hate this teacher ? then when you are sure never insult the teacher infront of your child because this teacher represents many things like order and so , so you can tell him that you will speak to the teacher and find out what makes him do that and do that really
Amber - posted on 02/24/2010
oh my gosh this brings back memories for me. i had a teacher so bad that she had to go to anger management classes or she was going to lose her job. that was in the 4th grade. I would have a talk with other moms and see if anything has happened to their children. and even talk to the principal. good luck
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