Is this an appropriate teacher/student relationship? More info added
Do you think it is appropriate for a teacher to take a student to the movies in another town, a restaurant, skating, and visit the student at home (not the parents) regularly? I can understand a teacher taking a student to a school event, like a football game, but should a teacher take a student places that have nothing to do with school?
The teacher is not related to the student or friends with the student's family. This is a small town school. Other students and parents are wondering why one student gets special treatment from the teacher. The student is a friend's child and she is concerned. I told my friend what I thought, but I was wondering what other mothers thought. I know sometimes kids have a teacher they really like and some teachers want to help kids with tutoring, or kids that have a bad home life. The student does well in school and home life is normal.
I have no problem with field trips to the movies, or to a pizza place as a reward to the students. With field trips there is a group or class of students and usually two or more teachers going and they usually go on a school bus. In this case, the movie and restaurant was in another town and had nothing to do with school.
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