Who is Mark Turnpenny?

Who is Mark Turnpenny?

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Travis

Utica, NY

#1 Jun 18, 2013
What do we think of his video?
GED semifinalist

New York, NY

#2 Jun 18, 2013
We think he's a heartless unqualified educator who should be on the unemployment line tomorrow.
Educator

AOL

#3 Jun 19, 2013
The Board cannot condone this.Making fun of a child.
ungu

Utica, NY

#4 Jun 19, 2013
No where did he make fun of that kid so stop your stupid lies. He posted frustration with the state testing system. Stand in judgement of the parents who caused this kid's "special needs" and not the people hired to mop up their mess. This kid's home environment is probably so horrible that an Einstein couldn't learn his ABC's in it. The district doesn't know what to do with the kids that live like this and can't learn so they put them is special ed --which has a disproportionately large number of blacks--Mattie Brown, inspite of all of her faults, recognized what the district was doing and complained about it all the time. Guess what? They are still dumping way too many blacks in special ed instead of holding the parents accountable for the mental state of their kids who they damaged.
its only me

Utica, NY

#5 Jun 19, 2013
realize that teachers have a huge thankless job ahead of them but i feel that this video needs alot more to be read into it. everyone has a bad day even the most good natured child may not of had a good nights sleep...skipped breakfast...argured with parent,friend sibling...not finding his favorite pen to take the test..think about it the list could go on and on we have all been there,had a bad dream and take it out on our spouse!! my thought to the teacher would be its your classroom set up "rules" and be consisent with them.. rule #1 in class jackets will be hung up when you enter the class!!! i would have liked to see prior or after the fact consoling...we do have n.y.state disability act that a child can have tutor/assistant to help read the test if warrented or other measures to make it not a meltdown for thi child. what did the teacher do for the child during and after.? if the teacher is trying to point out that he feels its too much for him to be teaching and cant keep up with that then i would suggest filing a application at mcdonalds less stressful to inquire "do you fries with that?"there are wonderful qualified teachers doing a great job and many more looking for a job...
mom

Ithaca, NY

#6 Jun 19, 2013
This issue has nothing to do with the color of this child's skin or what he's wearing. This poor child is crying tears of frustration. God bless the teacher and the parents of this little boy for exposing the unrealistic expectations put on both the teachers AND the students. This is a cry for help!
popavitch

New York, NY

#7 Jun 19, 2013
does he ref basketball
Hail the V

Utica, NY

#8 Jun 19, 2013
Turnpenny for district administrator!
Allison

AOL

#9 Jun 20, 2013
He should be fired for poor judgment.
Charlie

Hartford, CT

#10 Jun 20, 2013
Allison wrote:
He should be fired for poor judgment.
I agree! Using social media was the wrong way to go about it!
Cheryl

AOL

#11 Jun 21, 2013
Nothing short of a dismissal.
party poopers

Utica, NY

#12 Jun 21, 2013
awww let the poor guy enjoy the summer!
Small World

Syracuse, NY

#13 Jun 23, 2013
I heard he is related to Lou Lapolla?
sweating

Utica, NY

#14 Jun 23, 2013
Small World wrote:
I heard he is related to Lou Lapolla?
who isn't today?

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