02 Apr '11, 11pm

Not Smart: Teachers Mock Elementary School Students on Facebook: A first-grade teacher in Paterson, New Jersey,

Not Smart: Teachers Mock Elementary School Students on Facebook: A first-grade teacher in Paterson, New Jersey,

A first-grade teacher in Paterson, New Jersey, has been placed on administrative leave after she posted comments on Facebook that her students are '"future criminals."' Parents have removed their children from the teacher's classroom and the president of the Paterson branch of the NAACP has contacted Superintendent Donnie Evans: ...a resident told [the NAACP president] a teacher had written on Facebook, "I’m not a teacher. I’m a warden for future criminals." "First, I thought it was a joke," said Kenneth Clayton of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People’s Paterson branch. "I couldn’t believe any adult would act that stupid, would have a perception of our children that’s so demeaning and negative." The teacher has been assigned a lawyer through the New Jersey Education Association (NJEA), New Jersey's teachers' union, says NJ.com . In Chicago, anothe...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/causes/education/blog/not-smart-teac...

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