User - posted on 04/18/2013 ( 211 moms have responded )
My son is being bullied by his teacher. In the beginning of the year she insulted his reading ability in the front of the whole classroom. He came home very upset & told me he didn't want to go back to school. He is a child who loves school. I contacted the teacher and the assistant principal, and arranged a meeting. When I met with the teacher & assistant principal, the teacher denied making any kind of an insult. She did admit realizing he does have a weakness in reading & offered to provide him with extra help. Well this was the beginning of a horrible struggle for my son. Instead of helping him, she began to isolate him from the rest of the class by making him sit in the back row of the classroom. She went to other teachers and administration claiming that my son is a problem child & has anger issues. I couldn't believe it when I kept getting phone calls from the Assistant principal advising me that my son was going to be either suspended, serving detention, or having to eat lunch in her office. Reasons being from my son not being respectful to the teacher. We have had meeting after meetings with the Assistant principal. My son keeps telling me & the assistant principal that the teacher tries to get him upset & embarrass him in front of the class and even on field trips. She recently told my son that she's been teaching at the school for many years & if he don't start doing things her way that she will make his life miserable! I had enough & contacted the Principal & the Dist office. They advised me that they would take care of this issue right away. I told them that on many occasions I've begged the Assistant Principal to take my son out of this teachers classroom but, she refused to move him and said she would resolve the issue. I have had enough! Every time my Son complains this teacher is harassing or embarrassing him, he gets suspended , held in detention, or has to eat lunch in the office. I've begged for help. My son has been sick to his stomach every time he has to go to her class. He's even complained of a sick stomach in the mornings, hoping I will keep him home from school. This has affected his grades not only in this teachers class but almost every class. I have talked to the other teachers, they do not have a problem with my son. They have told me they have seen a change in his grades. Some of the teachers even advised me that the teacher who's bullying my son, has been doing this for many years. That if she don't like a student, she will make life miserable. The two teachers who told me this also asked me to keep them anonymous. They said they have seen in the past too many times that she always seems to turn the problem around & can be very difficult. I've talked to other students and their parents. This teacher has a record of targeting certain students and making their life miserable. I even talked to previous students who had her as a teacher years ago. They too said this teacher will never change. Well I've had enough! I'm going to help stop this teacher from making any more students life miserable. I am making a formal complaint with the Board of Education. If I get no resolve then I am going to take this issue to the News. I will do what every can to help my son from ever being bullied by another teacher or administrator again. I am his mother and if I don't help him succeed in school with out being harassed & bullied by a teacher & or administrators, then who will.... I hope this is helpful for any other Moms that may be suffering while watching their child suffer at the hand of a teacher that should be teaching them instead of torturing them!