Tonight is the meeting with the school. I’m pretty nervous about it. I’m pretty angry with administration and I want them to hear my points which I think are valid. This is way more than just the terrible teacher Ms Mary. This is about how they have protected her over the past 2 years and turned a blind eye to her behavior because of their friendship with her.
There are several points that other parents will be making and that we will be making as a group. But for me, I have two.
1. How often do kids at the school report that teachers have hit them? (my guess is, they will say never, to which I would reply..) Exactly, so when multiple kids have come forward saying this teacher has hit them, and you respond with “she would never do that, your kid must be lying or confusing a hit with a hug” and you question the reliability of the kids, and not the teacher, there is something horribly wrong with that.
2. Why have they kept this teacher on for the past 2 years when there has been clear evidence of her unethical behavior? What purpose has she served the school? How can we trust administration who protects such a person?
Ugh. I really hate confrontation. I really do. It puts my stomach in knots. Hopefully the meeting will be productive, though I am imagining administration acting like they had no idea that this stuff was going on, to which I would to cry BULL SHIT!!!