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February 11, 2010


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Jim Parish

That's... horrible, what happened. Abuse of authority is my bete noir; when aimed at the defenseless, even more so. I hope the new direction continues, at least long enough for you to make other arrangements if necessary.

:shakes head:


Wow, what a horrible situation - it sounds like you handled it admirably. David is lucky to have parents who are willing to advocate for him like that. It seems that I hear way too often that people just sit back and let the school act as they wish, without paying attention to the effect it has on their children.

I had many battles with Neša's former school, and am so glad that we've found a good once now, and that we've had good experiences with their flexibility and the teachers there. It can make a real difference in a child's life.


ThePinkThing wants David to come to her school and be in her class. She also isn't sure if she wants to marry Alan or David when she grows up (sorry Jacob, you're out of the running).

Seriously though, standing up to someone like that takes courage. Finding out about the situation beyond what was happening with David, documenting it all, leading the parents to a level of consensus takes a lot of moral strength and tenacity. This may be the most important thing you will ever do for David in his whole life. Kudos.

His smile in that picture looks sad. :-(


Hurrah Claudia. What an awesome job of standing up to an abusive teacher, but in a way that was productive, not destructive. Fingers crossed that the changes continue.


Well done on standing up for your child! I'm very impressed with your courage to do that. Let's hope that the changes stay put.

I know you mentioned once before that homeschooling in Germany is illegal and this sideshow reminded me of that:


Not the same thing as you and your family as I'm fairly sure you're not Evangelical Christians.

Mrs Tilton

The question is whether someone who has a long history of ill temper can completely change this behavioral pattern in little time, on her own. I sincerely hope she can. It would be the best solution for all involved, including her.

No. She needs to be destroyed, her career ruined.

Teachers like this can blight a child's life; they set up ripples of blackness that will not dissipate for years, if ever. She has no business working with children: let her become (for example) a pathologist, or butcher's assistant. But she must be got out of teaching as soon as possible, and certainly before her pension vests.


Keep on,Claudia. Glad that he knows that his parents are behind him. He looks so sad in the picture.


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