Wednesday, May 20, 2015

"The Sub II": substitute teacher in Maryland gets very overzealous with discipline

A substitute teacher in Prince George’s County MD is accused of hitting six grade students with a belt, and there is video, as on Fox, which went viral, link  It’s not clear if he will be prosecuted.
Sixth grade is normally the youngest grade in middle school, at age 11 often. When I grew up, “junior high” started at 12.  As I’ve related on these blogs before, I had a lot of issues with discipline of younger students, or those from low-income or non-English backgrounds.   But my issues seem to be less common among substitute teachers than the opposite, which is over-zealous discipline. 

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