A North Carolina teacher is in trouble with a capital S-T-U-P-I-D after writing “loser” on a sixth grader’s assignments. He said it was his way of joking.
Well, if that’s the case, he could have at least followed it with, “LOL!”
The girl’s mother, Patty Clement, said the Enka Middle School teacher Rex Roland has done this twice now on her daughter’s assignments and says it sends the wrong message.
“This is telling her ‘You’re a loser. You’re not going to go anywhere,'” she said.
The girl was removed from Roland’s class. Roland apologized, saying this was his way of relating to students by using their language. In which case, he probably also scrawls “DOUCHE!” on the papers of students who use words such as “plethora” excessively.
Some parents defended his, um, unconventional teaching style, but Clement wants him suspended.
The school district will only say that this is a personnel matter that’s being looked into.
Way to instill confidence in your students, Mr. Roland. Any esteemed educator will tell you that you should only THINK TO YOURSELF that your students are losers — never actually call them out on it. Jeesh.