From Our "What Were They Thinking?" Files
I would have thought that even newer teachers would know better than to say something this idiotic:
A music teacher at a near West Side elementary school is on probation and facing discipline after allegedly making a racist remark to a student.Perhaps the lady is innocent. I hope so.
Chicago school officials said six months ago, Florina Cupsa allegedly told a sixth-grader that "he needs to learn his place as a black boy."
Cuspa denied saying the remark and is appealing the school's decision.
A final ruling on the case is expected this June.
Still...maybe teacher education programs need to start requiring prospective teachers to take a new course called, "Controlling One's Runaway Mouth 101."
Related: Alexander Russo's District 299 is also covering this story.