Student slapped, teacher resigns

Student slapped, teacher resigns

There are 11 comments on the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer story from Sep 28, 2006, titled Student slapped, teacher resigns. In it, Columbus Ledger-Enquirer reports that:

A third-grade teacher accused of slapping an 8-year-old student across the face Tuesday afternoon is being sought by police on a warrant for simple battery.

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David Delifus

United States

#1 Sep 29, 2006
Incidents such as this one is a major reason why most college educated people do not go into teaching. The headaches associated with trying to teach children who have no interest whatsoever in learning are just not worth it. Many children living in poor countries willingly walk miles to school each day, because they desperately want an education. In America, education is not a priority for many children and parents. This is one major reason why America is falling behind the rest of the world.

Columbus, GA

#2 Sep 29, 2006
I beg to differ. I think most people that decide not to teach because it doesn't pay. My spouse is from a poor country. His father was a teacher and it's the love of teaching in those countries that makes a difference. But even in poor countries there are students that would rather play than be in school. The reason Americas children are falling behind are due to politics. In poor countries the teachers are as poor as the students. They have less regulations and politics to worry about. Teachers don't have to worry about teaching to pass the CRCT Test in the poor countries. They're whole education process is different than ours it's not even on a level to compare. Different rules regs pay rates ect. I know many American children that have great interest in learning. My children love to learn. I must say though we have been thinking about moving back to my husbands homeland but that's because of the lack of security in our schools. Here a third grader may have one book and if you move to another city they will have a different one and if they have the same they are not learning the same material at the same time. In other countries most learn the same thing at the same time. Third graders are all on the same material. Here there are to many companies competing for business in the schools.

Cataula, GA

#3 Oct 2, 2006
Ghee...where did the details of the events come from? The child? Certainly, not the teacher. So, who saw this event?
Chandria Harris

Northbrook, IL

#4 Oct 24, 2006
I feel that any person that went to college to become a teacher must really love children, especially dealing with kids under the age of 10. Becoming a teacher isn't a easy job.In America today's generation of kids really don't care wheather or not they learn at all, they just come to school because they are made to. In other countries kids walk two and three miles a day to get their education,which is telling me that if you don't have the patient you shouldn't have went into that field. I don't know if the teacher slapped the child or not.This is just my opinion.

Hardaway High School
Miss Boo

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#5 Jan 24, 2007
I can NOT Imagine being in a room full of children you can't make behave! you are damn if you do and Damn if you don't
Remember parent's respect begins at home !!

Madison, AL

#6 Jan 31, 2007
Good for you Miss Boo!
Most children bring their parents' behavior into the classroom as well. School isn't like it use to be when I was their age. Then the principal spanked you or suspended you...and the parents got you when you got home! No questions asked.

Panama City, FL

#7 Mar 22, 2007
I really feel for the teacher in this incident. Where are the parent and teacher abuse charges to file. These students come in and do whatever they want, yet when an instructor steps up look at what happens. Nothing was done to the child, and she was the first to put hands on the teacher. I have middle school and high school children. By no means do I condone a teacher putting their hands on my child. But they don't have to. I take care of that myself. Maybe some of the other parents need to try it.
2 cents

United States

#8 Apr 5, 2007
If more of these little terror's were disciplined by the parents (what a concept) perhaps a teacher would not have to slap a student...I at least hope the teacher got a solid lick in.

Cincinnati, OH

#9 Aug 8, 2007
If Mr. Daddy and Mrs. Mommy did their duty, they someone else would not have to. In this case, the teacher should be praised, the little punk be sent to a school where paddling is allowed (a good old-fashioned spanking, not a savage beating), and Mr. Daddy and Mrs. Mommy sent to a in-house parenting program where they are taught giving a disobedient child a smack in the mouth or some whacks on the behind when he or she does something very bad is discipline, not child abuse. This is not child abuse, it is child care. Get the Bible out, people, and raise your children in righteousness.
I support the teacher

Acworth, GA

#10 Aug 15, 2007
Typical. The parents that don't teach and raise their children are a plague on the school system. It only takes one child to stop learning in a classroom. One bad apple... I will pray that good comes from this. I feel for the teacher. It is almost impossible to teach or deal with a child that has no home training.

Boynton Beach, FL

#11 Aug 17, 2007
I'm reading the responses to this (adult) teacher who slaps an 8 yr old (child) across the face, and all i'm reading is the sympathy for the teacher. That's so wrong!! The article dosn't say it was a misbehaved child, although it may have been. Either way, that teacher has a responsibility to be an example to the children they teach, and should have had better control of thier frustration. Thier is never an excuse for slapping an 8 yr old in the face!

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