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Teacher Tantrum Caught on Film by Student

Original post made by Sydney, Another Pleasanton neighborhood, on Oct 11, 2010

A Tennessee math teacher became violent in the classroom and a student filmed it (it's on YouTube). There have been some incidents in Pleasanton schools, which if filmed, would have helped remove abusive teachers, and maybe helped other teachers faced with unjust accusations. Safeway has cameras all over protecting Pop Tarts and bananas but schools have no camera surveillance inside classrooms to monitor kids and teachers. Aren't people worth more than merchandise?

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Posted by Hemholz
a resident of another community
on Oct 11, 2010 at 5:52 pm


Would you want cameras on YOU all day at work?

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Posted by here we go
a resident of Castlewood Heights
on Oct 12, 2010 at 10:39 am

Seriously! What an AWFUL idea!! If you are so concerned with what is going on in the classroom, drive down to your nearest school, get a visitors pass, and sit your butt in the classroom and take a look for yourself!Most teachers I know would gladly accept a visitor in their classroom because they have nothing to hide!

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Posted by Adam
a resident of another community
on Oct 13, 2010 at 1:24 am

The sad thing is most schools go after the teachers for this kind of behavior. However where are the parents when it comes to their kids doing homework and studying. I have taught both high school and college courses. Students come to college class without doing homework and not taking notes. When they fail they want extra credit. What are we teaching these kids? I am sorry but profanity is unprofessional but how much do we expect someone to take before kids and parents need to share the blame.

In the real world you do not get as many chances as schools have to give kids now. Since when is education a right? I left the education system because I hated getting blamed for not motivating my students enough to do their homework and things such as that. I viewed it as you get a zero on that assignment and fail the course. I don't have to push the issue further. Why should I spend my free time calling kids parents? Why aren't they calling schools more? I disagree with swearing at kids or yelling at them like that, however the attitude of parents and schools need to change because these kids cannot handle college.

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Posted by katie
a resident of Ruby Hill
on Oct 13, 2010 at 4:57 pm

i think it's a good idea. but why do we have cameras on bananas in the first place? what about the oranges? no, i'm just kidding...but what do you have to hide? there are fights that go on at school, and cameras would sure clear up the "he did this", "i didn't do that" arguments. and even prevent them also.

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Posted by Karen
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Oct 13, 2010 at 11:52 pm

I always thought it would be a reasonable thing to have cameras in the classroom to hold the students and the teachers accountable. Police officers have cameras in their vehicles and, while they probably didn't like it too much initially, it certainly has helped them defend themselves in situations where they are accused of doing something wrong.

I would have liked to have seen how my kids behaved in class and I would have loved to see whether the stories they came home with about their teachers (throwing things, yelling???) were accurate.

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