Retailiation, undue stress and mental abuse from 5th grade teacher to disabled studentWho do you contact when a 5th grade teacher puts retaliates on your disabled child, gives undue stress and...

Retailiation, undue stress and mental abuse from 5th grade teacher to disabled student

Who do you contact when a 5th grade teacher puts retaliates on your disabled child, gives undue stress and mental abuse to child and family? I told the principal that this teacher was bringing her 2 year old into the classroom for months and disrupting the class and even front office when teacher brought child to office workers, baby cried and he was brought back to my childs classroom and continued to disrupt class. Teacher has made our lives a living hell effecting my child's grades, not allowing my child to retake test and cancel numerous times on my child after confirming with numerous emails and private tutor and myself. Even taking test out of my chid's hands when she had already canceled 3 times and much more. The principal continues to do nothing and makes it worse and supports this teacher. Plase help!

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litteacher8 | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

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Teachers should not be able to take their babies to work with them. I agree that the baby is disruptive. It is also inappropriate to abuse children or blow off parents. I agree that if the principal does nothing, you should contact the district office. Or ask for a transfer.
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ask996 | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Senior Educator

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There are always two sides to every story, and while no teacher has a right to bully, belittle, or abuse students, it is possible that these events are transpiring differently than they seem to be. My suggestion would be to ask the teacher and/or principal if you can sit in on your child's classes. This would put the school on notice that you are a concerned parent, and it would also give you an opportunity to gain knowledge first hand rather than some other source. We can frequenlty misinterpret what is told to us, but if you see it with your own eyes and hear it with your own ears, then your perceptions will be more accurate.

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larrygates | College Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

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Have you contacted the District Office and made them aware of your concerns? if they are of no help to you, you might also contact Child Protective Services or your local prosecutor's office and ask them to investigate. Conduct such as you have described is possibly criminal activity. It certainly reflects adversely on the teacher's professionalism, and I would anticipate that the teacher's license might be revoked. Under no circumstances should you sit idly by and wait for the principal to take action. While many principals are very involved and proactive, not all are. Please don't wait.

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