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Educator of the Week So Far: Teacher Writes ‘Loser’ on Sixth Grader’s Assignment

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Educator of the Week So Far: Teacher Writes ‘Loser’ on Sixth Grader’s Assignment

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.

Candy Kirby is the founder of The Laughing Stork and a professional fun-maker who will never stop chasing her lifelong dream: to find the Pomeranian or porn star after whom her parents must have named her. A humor columnist for Disney, Nickelodeon, Scary Mommy, Reductress and Redbook, she also used to be a staff writer for the soap opera, The Bold and the Beautiful, where she penned many scripts featuring prolonged heated stares and countless “Who’s the Daddy?” story lines. Candy lives in Los Angeles with her husband, two young kids and three rescue Persian cats, the latter of whom are the real brains behind this operation (so send all complaints to them).

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