A Florida high school science teacher faces dismissal amid allegations that she used a "cone of shame" dog collar to discipline students.I guess some parents must want their kids to be suspended from class for even the most minor infractions, because that's about all we teachers are left with. I know of a teacher who's had threats from a parent over assigning a detention.
Pasco County Schools Superintendent Heather Fiorentino has recommended firing Laurie Bailey-Cutkomp, 47, for putting a dog collar on at least eight of her ninth-grade students during two days last month.
The collar was reportedly the type used to prevent animals from licking their wounds after surgery. "Cone of shame" is a reference to the animated film "Up," which Bailey-Cutkomp had previously shown to students...
Some of her students say it was all a joke, in good fun.
Thursday, May 10, 2012
Is This Really Worth Pitching A Fit Over?
I don't know what causes some parents to get their panties in a bunch over silly things like this: