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

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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.

by on Feb. 10, 2013 at 12:27 PM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous on Feb. 10, 2013 at 12:39 PM

Oh yeah, cause thats a great example for the children. 

Quoting EAzizM:

That is crazy. I would have cussed the teacher and the principal out.



kitchen.ninja
by on Feb. 10, 2013 at 12:39 PM
That doesn't happen at our school thank goodness.
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peachesforme
by Gold Member on Feb. 10, 2013 at 12:39 PM


Quoting moosesmom:

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?

He walked by the front office and didn't sign in. No one said anything to him. Front office is closed off so I guess they didn't notice him. He just walked right to dd's classroom.

Supervane
by Ruby Member on Feb. 10, 2013 at 12:40 PM
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I've never seen that happen, this the first I hear of anything like it anywhere
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JDmommyJD
by ♥Awesome Sauce♥ on Feb. 10, 2013 at 12:40 PM
Do you not have to get buzzed in to the school??
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Anonymous
by Anonymous on Feb. 10, 2013 at 12:40 PM
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Me to

And I find it hard to believe that he could stand there for 45 minutes without someone wondering what he was doing


Quoting two4one:

I truly find this hard to believe.


Kmary
by Silver Member on Feb. 10, 2013 at 12:40 PM
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That teacher was a one in a million, and I don't mean that in the positive way.  She is an extreme exception to the teaching profession.  In my almost 10 years teaching, I've seen things that I didn't think were great teaching or discipline techniques, but I have never, ever witnessed anything even remotely close to that.  I'm sorry that you dealt with this, but you needn't warn others.  It's like warning someone that they could be struck by lightning on a sunny day.  Sure, it's technically possible, but HIGHLY improbable. 

sassygoddess
by Bronze Member on Feb. 10, 2013 at 12:41 PM

 At our school...you have to be buzzed in the door and then they don't say anything to you....I'm not sure why they even bother with the door security it obviously doesn't do any good..but give them a false sense of security.

Quoting moosesmom:

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?

 

KairisMama
by Emerald Member on Feb. 10, 2013 at 12:41 PM
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I call troll. There is NO WAY your DH just entered a classroom on his own. A teacher on FB in the lounge with no one noticing? Really? That must be one CRAPPY school.
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Anonymous
by Anonymous on Feb. 10, 2013 at 12:41 PM
I find that hard to believe in this day and age


Quoting peachesforme:


Quoting moosesmom:

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?

He walked by the front office and didn't sign in. No one said anything to him. Front office is closed off so I guess they didn't notice him. He just walked right to dd's classroom.


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