...for Texting Disparaging Comments about Students
Three Teach for America teachers at Blackstone Valley Prep School in Rhode Island resigned after they were discovered to have texted each other with disparaging comments about their students.
In the expletive-ridden messages, teachers spoke casually about students, calling them “idiots,” and “dumb [expletives].”
The school head denounced their actions and brought in counseling for students and teachers. He said this “very tragic thing” would not happen again.
The teachers who resigned were trained by Teach for America (TFA), an alternative teacher training program that places young adults in schools across the country. They were suspended by that program.
Teach for America offers five to seven weeks of summer training before someone is hired by schools. Typically, these students are recent college graduates. TFA requires a two-year commitment.
No experienced teacher would have done something so stupid that you cannot even fathom it.