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Tue Feb 16, 2016, 05:43 AM

Charter school all-star teacher caught ripping up schoolwork, humiliating student


Let me begin by saying that a very high percentage of the people in my family are either teachers or work in the public education field to some degree or another. Teaching young kids, from various economic, social, and emotional backgrounds is tough at best, and absolutely noble work when you consider how little support the teaching profession is given in our society. The New York Times was able to get this video, shot in 2014, from a teaching assistant. It shows Charlotte Dial, a teacher at a charter school in New York, under the Success Academy schools. In the video she is going over a math lesson with the students sitting around in a circle, on a rug. Dial is clearly already annoyed when the video picks up—a sign that this teaching

Listen, people make mistakes, but there is no chance that someone can call a teacher like Dial out on her mistakes because there is no union for charter school teachers. Dial is considered an excellent teacher by Academy Success standards. The parent of the student said she supported the school but was disappointed with the punishment, or lack thereof, of Charlotte Dial—she didn’t elaborate.

Indeed, several of the current and former staff members interviewed said that the network’s culture encouraged teachers to make students fear them in order to motivate them. Carly Ginsberg, 22, who taught for about six months last year at Success Academy Prospect Heights, said teachers ripped up the papers of children as young as kindergarten as the principal or assistant principal watched. She once witnessed a girl’s humiliation as the principal mocked her low test score to another adult in front of the child.

The assistant, shooting this video surreptitiously, knew from repetition when things were going to get bad in class with Ms. Dial. Dial is asking a student to answer a counting question, the student is clearly unable to at that time, and Dial rips up her worksheet in front of the young girl’s face and in front of the class and tells her to leave.

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Tue Feb 16, 2016, 01:08 PM

1. Is yelling at students a common technique?

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"Go to the calm down chair and sit!" yelled the teacher without sensing the irony.

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