Most parents would agree that if a teacher was caught slapping the Crisco out their child, they would see to it that the teacher’s job would be no more. But maybe I’m wrong because, like in the Cleveland bus driver’s incident where he upper cut a female passenger who had become belligerent, there might be certain circumstances. NOT!
In Albany, Georgia, one little five-year-old kindergartner was allegedly having a tantrum when the physical education teacher, Tracy Drayton, at Turner Elementary School–who like the bus driver had been in her position for 22 years–first dragged the little girl by her arm, then later walked over to her and smacked her across her face.
Well, the school board decided that the little girl was more of a problem than this teacher and that she should keep her job, according to the Huffington Post. In fact, there is a video report of one of the board members appearing to be knoddin’ off like a junkie during the hearings with the teacher. They concluded that she should only be suspended for 30 days without pay and take an anger management class. Big whoop!
This is ridiculous! If they felt that the child had behavior issues, then the child should’ve either been sent to the office for further guidance or their parent called in, so they could come up with a disciplinary plan for the child. But, smacking the child in the face will not solve the problem and the teacher admitted to having a “momentary lapse in judgment.” If that was my daughter, she’d have a lapse alright! I wonder how she’d like it if she was getting belligerent with me and I just gave her an open-hand smack!
Adults need to remember that children deserve respect too. A smack to the face is just about as bad as spitting on someone. You see how the people have rallied behind the bus driver. Teachers are like nurses; they are very special people. We know that we would not be able to do what they do all day. That’s why most of us choose to send them to a school rather than home school. So Drayton! Get it together! Maybe you’re tired of your job after more than two decades of service. If that’s the problem, RETIRE!
Check out her actions that were captured on a surveillance camera in the gymnasium and read more here.