A DAD has called for a teacher to be fired after she wrote “absolutely pathetic” on his young son’s homework.
Chris Piland from Pennsylvania, US, was appalled when he saw the comment scrawled in red ink on his son Kamdyn’s test.
Chris Piland was appalled when he saw the comment scrawled in red ink on his son Kamdyn’s test[/caption]
The second grade class, for kids aged between seven and eight, had been asked to solve as many subtraction problems in three minutes as they could.
When marking the work, the teacher, who has been named locally as Alyssa Rupp Bohenek, wrote: “Absolutely pathetic he answered 13 in 3 min! Sad.”
Mr Piland then shared a photo of the homework on social media.
“My son Kamdyn’s teacher has been so rude to him and myself all year he comes home with this and I am beyond frustrated that someone would write this on a childs (sic) work such great motivation,” he captioned the post.
The post went viral and has sparked an online campaign calling for the teacher to be fired.
The ‘Petition to fire Alyssa Rupp Bohenek from the Valley View school district’ has now attracted more than 16,000 signatures.
The school board is now understood to be investigating.
Mr Piland posted an update saying: “Thanks to all the efforts and support of the dedicated people who signed and shared this petition, I’m happy to announce that the teacher in question is currently being investigated by the Valley View school board.”
Hundreds have commented on the petition, with one saying: “Shame on her.”
Another wrote: “She violated ethical obligations and is unprofessional. Disgraceful to teachers everywhere.”
One social media user added: “This should be unacceptable from an adult in an authority position over a child.”
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School superintendent Rose Minniti said: “It’s a personnel issue and the results of that are not going to be dictated by social media.
“It’s going to be dictated by the facts and evidence.
“As always with everything, we’re going to try to do what’s best for the students and what we need to do for the employee under investigation.”
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