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Public school used my dd as a babysitter. no joke- EDIT

Posted by on Feb. 10, 2013 at 12:27 PM
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  My dh showed up unannounced one day at my dd's public school to visit, and what he saw appalled him.  

He peeked into dd's classroom. There she was, standing in front of her class reading and said "Shh, listen.  quiet." and continued reading.  No adult was present.  7 year olds were left unsupervised while my 7 yr old dd was in the front, stressed, trying to get classmates quiet, and reading to them.  Dh checked in the teacher's lounge, and there was her teacher, facebooking on her laptop, her back was to him so she didn't see him.  Dh waited in the hallway to see just how long she would be in the teacher's lounge.  It was 45 minutes.  Finally, he knocked on the door and said "excuse me, is my dd going to be paid the teacher's salary for the hour she just taught your class?"  The teacher jumped up, said "sir,...um ...I ..uh, was just heading back."  She was angry and shocked.  The assistant principal told dh "you can not come here unannounced again."  This is why we pulled her out of public school, and homeschooled.  Not saying every teacher or school is like this, I just want to warn parents to be AWARE. Show up unannounced, and get involved to make sure this doesn't happen to your kids.  This teacher, with the assistant pricipal's backing, took advantage of my dd and wasted her time.  She was in AIM, and responsible, so teacher decided to take advantage.  Beware moms.

Edit: Ok, you want more detail.  Right after we pulled my dd out, we decided to homeschool.  We homeschooled 2 years. Then, a local charter school opened near us.  We decided to let her try it out.  Now, she has been in charter school for 1.5 years.  In our school, parents are required to volunteer in the school, not kicked out and told "don't show up unannounced." Totally different rules and admin.  That school is crawling with parents every day, and it's encouraged.  My dd is older now and tells us they don't waste her time and she is challenged. she is not used as a babysitter.  Thanks to all the posters who are decent and polite. I appreciate it.

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lucky2Beeme
by Ruby Member on Feb. 10, 2013 at 12:32 PM

  That is awful. I am sorry you had  such a lousy experience with public school.

edelweiss23
by on Feb. 10, 2013 at 12:33 PM
That is horrible!
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two4one
by Platinum Member on Feb. 10, 2013 at 12:35 PM
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I truly find this hard to believe.

aiyess
by Gold Member on Feb. 10, 2013 at 12:36 PM
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That is insane. The teachers here never left the room unattended that I have witnessed. I have visited and called my DD's class and some one is always there.
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EAzizM
by Erica on Feb. 10, 2013 at 12:37 PM
That is crazy. I would have cussed the teacher and the principal out.
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moosesmom
by Ruby Member on Feb. 10, 2013 at 12:37 PM
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That sucks. Unfortunately we can't just show up. We must check in at the front office. How was he able to walk around the school so freely?
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peachesforme
by Gold Member on Feb. 10, 2013 at 12:37 PM


Quoting two4one:

I truly find this hard to believe.

My dh was right there and saw with his own eyes. It really did happen. 

Sassy762
by CAFE SASSY HBIC on Feb. 10, 2013 at 12:38 PM
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I pop in and out of the elementary school all the time.....I have never seen a  child in charge of a class. So what happened....was the Teacher disciplined or not???

seraphimsong
by Gold Member on Feb. 10, 2013 at 12:38 PM
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Me too

Quoting two4one:

I truly find this hard to believe.

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moosesmom
by Ruby Member on Feb. 10, 2013 at 12:38 PM
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Not saying it can't happen but the thought of anyone walking into ANY school and doing what they please is kind of unbelievable.

Quoting two4one:

I truly find this hard to believe.

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