Loser by definition- –noun
1. a person, team, nation, etc., that loses.
a. a person who has been convicted of a misdemeanor or, esp., a felony.
b. a person who has failed at a particular activity.
c. someone or something that is marked by consistently or thoroughly bad quality, performance, etc.
3. Slang. a misfit, esp. someone who has never or seldom been successful at a job, personal relationship, etc.
A student at Enka Middle School in Buncome County North Carolina received a corrected paper back from her 6th grade teacher– who has been teaching for 12 years– stating across the top of her paper and circled with a highlighter marker, “-20% off for being a loser.”
The mother said the student had received several of these notes on her daughters papers from the teacher in the past. But now that the student is being bullied by classmates, the mother decided to confront the principle about these “Loser” notes again. The principle, administration at the school and other parents, are supporting the teacher’s “style of relating to his students.”
AND FOR THAT I SAY; WTF!
What is going on here? At what point is it ok for a teacher to relate to a student by calling her a “Loser.” By definition I hardly think she fits the criteria. And furthermore what level is he trying to relate to her on? What scale of “Loser” is he grading her upon? Now I know the teacher could just be “Joking” with the student, but this happened more then once and again after the parent expressed her wishes for this to stop, it continued.
I’m so proud of this mother for taking this matter to the media and national news because lord only knows what else is happening in this school. Teacher’s are supposed to teach and encourage not dispel and ridicule a students already fragile self-worth. 6th grade is a difficult transformation period in any child’s life.
This is why we need to make sure we teach our children to be independent, open minded and to speak up when “things” just ain’t right. To stand up for yourself and make these dip shits realize that students/children are going to be taking care of us one day. They’re going to be running this country. We don’t want anymore Bush Presidents or CEO’s running companies with a “Loser” status. We need confident and strong individuals standing proud and pushing away shit like this.
Protect our innocent children from creeps like this teacher. It’s only a matter of time before these close-minded bastards retire and receive their orders to Golden Acres and for their sake they better hope they don’t end up with a charge nurse named Bertha who was wronged by her teacher when she was younger.
We need to stand up for our children and their education. Start getting more involved with your children’s teachers. Make them aware of how committed you are to your child’s learning mind and that you aren’t the parent who just sends them off to school for babysitting.
On a side note: This is what I would’ve told my son or daughter if this happened to them. “Oh really? A loser huh? Well you have my permission to call your teacher an Idiot by name. Example: Can I have my paper graded now Idiot?”
Why, you say, would I allow my child to speak like that? Because my child is just trying to relate to his/her teacher. I know two wrong’s don’t make a right. But I’ll be damned if my child will idly sit by and allow a teacher to disrespect him/her.