Friday, May 26, 2006

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.

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.
Perhaps the lady is innocent. I hope so.

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.
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