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i want to know why my kids teacher is GONE

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My third graders teacher has been gone constantly this school year. She's in her mid fifties otherwise I'd think she was pregnant or parting or on drugs. She will be gone sometimes a couple weeks at a time and refuses to say why. We've only been back since Wednesday and she's only been there two days!!! I know I'm a stay at home mom but when I worked I didn't get days off like that. I got the teachers phone number from someone I know that is her second cousion and she got mad when I called and the teacher told me not to call! What the hell?! You're a teacher, you're supposed to answer school and he questions. I guess she doesn't care about my kid. The priniipal refuses to tell me why the teacher is out so much. As a parent, I deserve to know. How can I make them tell me?
Posted by Anonymous on Jan. 8, 2013 at 8:54 AM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous on Jan. 8, 2013 at 9:08 AM
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No, it's NOT and frankly the law is on the teacher's/school's side.  The OP way overstepped her bounds.

Quoting Anonymous:

It is her business if her child's education is suffering.

Quoting Anonymous:

It's none of your business. Maybe she has a medical condition that she does want to disclose because she doesn't want her students to know.



jaysmommy04
by Gold Member on Jan. 8, 2013 at 9:09 AM

She might be having health or family issues.  Just let her be

Anonymous
by Anonymous on Jan. 8, 2013 at 9:09 AM


sidesplittinglaughter

Quoting LyTe684:

sidesplittinglaughter

Quoting Anonymous:

When you are responsible for my kid, you don't get a private life


Quoting LadyFreeRider:

You DESERVE to know HER private life?! Seriously? You need to back off. You are completely out of line.



RunningMommaof2
by Kelly on Jan. 8, 2013 at 9:09 AM
You do NOT need to know her personal business. Ifyou think your child should have a more constant teacher, then make that your case. But keep your nose out of her business. It's not your place to even question that.
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karraselle
by on Jan. 8, 2013 at 9:09 AM

The teacher has a right to privacy. Her personal life is none of your business. It is highly possible that she, or a close family member, has some sort of severe medical problem (cancer, for example) and she doesn't want the world to know. As long as your child is receiving an education from the school, they don't have to tell you anything. You do NOT derserve to know.

Anonymous
by Anonymous on Jan. 8, 2013 at 9:10 AM
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If she is out that often, I'm sure they have a substitute that actually teaches. My friend was a sub last year for a teacher with cancer. She taught the lesson plan when the teacher wasn't there. Not all subs are there to "babysit" and do movie day.



Quoting Anonymous:

It is her business if her child's education is suffering.

Quoting Anonymous:

It's none of your business. Maybe she has a medical condition that she does want to disclose because she doesn't want her students to know.



LyTe684
by Ruby Member on Jan. 8, 2013 at 9:10 AM
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Well, this is one hell of an original troll post. A for effort OP... A for effort. good

Anonymous
by Anonymous on Jan. 8, 2013 at 9:10 AM
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Yes she most certainly does deserve a private life. If you think your child's education is suffering in her absence talk to the principal but do so with the understanding that asking why she is out or demanding that they terminate her job because you say so will only make you look like a nut job. Go in asking only about how to improve the situation or what options are available to your child.


Quoting Anonymous:

When you are responsible for my kid, you don't get a private life




Quoting LadyFreeRider:

You DESERVE to know HER private life?! Seriously? You need to back off. You are completely out of line.


Anonymous
by Anonymous on Jan. 8, 2013 at 9:10 AM
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You are a fricken nut lady... YOU at the end of the day is the one who is ultimately responsible for your childs well being... If you don't like it tuff shit nothing is going to change bc you're bitching about it... Its called privacy laws look it up asshat... Home school your kid or switch class but stop bitching bc nothing is going to change....

Quoting Anonymous:

When you are responsible for my kid, you don't get a private life


Quoting LadyFreeRider:

You DESERVE to know HER private life?! Seriously? You need to back off. You are completely out of line.


Greenstone920
by Silver Member on Jan. 8, 2013 at 9:10 AM
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Wow.  Do you think that teachers just don't show up, and that no one else in the school is aware of her absences?  These things have to be approved.  My mother just retired from teaching Kindergarten, and a few years ago, she was diagnosed with breast cancer.  She missed a lot of days that year with doctors appointments and treatments, but she had all of her lesson plans prepared, and usually was able to get the same substitute teacher when she was gone.  Should she have been fired for having cancer?  

Your dd's teacher's reason for absence really is none of your business.  If she is missing that much, it is for a reason that you can bet she has already addressed with the administrators.

Quoting Anonymous:

I will. Thanks that'd be a great idea. She needs to be fired for being irresponsible


Quoting Anonymous:

I'd go to the school board.  And for those saying her kid is still getting an education, it's not a good one.  As a former teacher I HATED calling out sick because the subs were pretty much useless.  If she is gone that much it is definitely affecting the children's learning.  In some states, all you need is a HS diploma to sub.  Having a different sub every few days is NOT the same as being taught by a qualified teacher.



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