By: Madam Prezident
I’m a semester away from receiving a Masters of Arts in Special Education. Although I am educated in the field of education—I can only image what made a substitute teacher in Baton Rouge, Louisiana go “into beast mode” on her middle school class.
Losing your temper in a classroom full of uncontrollable students is a very easy thing to do. I was taught by great professors, one in particular by the name of Dr. Offutt told me, “When you become a teacher the only person you can control is yourself; everything else you manage.”
Although students become uncontainable, it’s very important that teachers remain professional.
Ms. Ford had reached the breaking point at Glasgow Middle School and she literally cursed a student out. It’s obvious the child was being disruptive, and Ms. Ford told the child.
“You don’t want to learn? Get the f**k out. That’s how I feel.”
“This will my last time cussin and fussin’ with this class. Because on Wednesday I’m wiring your muthaf**king A$$ up and getting your A$$ out of here.”
“I sit up here and I say best believe ya’ll really don’t know who ya’ll f**king with…You really don’t know. Don’t let the hair, the glasses, the height or the shoe size fool you. I will get gutter with you. When I was in college and when I was in high school, I was a muthaf**king beast.”
A student recorded Ms. Ford’s cursing in front of the class on their smartphone. The incident happened October 15, 2013. Ms. Ford is no longer with the board of education. Teaching is a very hard job, and I can’t imagine a teacher exposing my child to that kind of language.
Tell me, what would you do if a teacher cursed your child out?
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