Some people shouldn’t be teachers. Teaching is an amazingly difficult, stressful job and I think if you come to the point where you are damaging the students you teach it may be a good idea to look into another career, such as one that doesn’t have you working with young kids. A teacher in Houston, Texas has been accused of sending home one of his students with a big “B” written on his forehead for not turning in his homework assignment. In marker. Yes, it’s not the very worst thing we have heard of a teacher doing to a student as a form of discipline and yes, kids should turn in their homework assignments but this is amazingly inappropriate and I’m sure it was humiliating for the poor kid, who is only in second grade.
I don’t even know what ‘B’ stands for, because wouldn’t he get an ‘F’ or a ‘U’ for not turning in homework? This teacher doesn’t even know how to grade! And why doesn’t he have any paper? Sheesh.
There are so many other ways of handling kids who don’t turn in homework, you know, other than graffiti-ing on their little bodies. It’s hard enough getting some kids to enjoy going to school and I’m sure this situation isn’t helping this kid feel like school is a safe place for him to get an education at.
I can’t imagine any of my kid’s teachers ever pulling something like this, maybe because they all seem to like their jobs and care a lot about the students they teach. I have no idea what made this guy think that this was an appropriate way to grade a student.