Now You’ll Sit Still!
In Rison, Arkansas, a teacher was placed on suspension with pay for apparently binding some of her first grade students to their desks and chairs using tape. Parents of several students in this teacher’s first grade class complained about the practice through the school board, and the Cleveland County Sheriffs Department was investigating. (USAToday, 3-12-2009, p. 7A)
In Moundsville, West Virginia, the Marshall County Board of Education reduced a teachers suspension from two days to one for calling students who behaved badly in her classroom “trailer trash.” The female teacher did apologize, and will be reimbursed for the 2nd day she missed. ( USAToday, 4-10-2008, p. 8A)