It’s kind of crazy to think about how some people handled their arguments before social media…because you’re probably aware that a lot of folks out there immediately take to Facebook or Twitter to call people out.
But maybe this parent had good reason to write a nasty post on Facebook about their daughter’s teacher who they believe was acting inappropriately.
Let’s see what went down.
AITA for Writing a Nasty Post about my Daughter’s Teacher on Facebook?
“So my daughter (11F) is undergoing a clinical trial for a disorder she has and must go through chemotherapy.
We are currently in a different state at a childrens hospital for the trial, we’ve been here for 1 month now and will likely stay for 3 more. My daughters school(Private school) knew she would be going through this! It was written multiple times.
I told the principal and my daughters teacher that she would do work/sign onto the class meets when she felt well enough but school is not our main priority right now. So far she’s not doing great, she’s barely able to get out of bed and is having a really rough time. She hasn’t been doing school and I really wasn’t thinking about it yesterday when I checked my daughters grades and it’s marking her as “unexcused absence” every single day.
I immediately called the school and they said there was nothing they could do and I had to talk to her teacher directly. So I called the teacher and she told me all about how she couldn’t cater to every individual Childs needs and lockdown has made her life so hard we shouldn’t expect ‘special treatment’.
I said to her that I do expect special treatment when my child is literally going through chemo! I asked that she please change the absences to excused. She said no and then started telling me about all the missing work my daughter has to keep up on. By the way, if she fails the end of the year, she would have to repeat the grade.
I got so mad and tried to talk to the counselor and the principal but they said it was up to the teacher and again I got lectured on how hard it is to be a teacher on virtual. So I pulled her from the school and am working on getting her into the local public school(The only reason she wasn’t there in the first place is because it’s 20 minutes away).
But I was still so angry so I wrote a post on the county Facebook page ranting about it. I didn’t include the teachers name but I did include the school and there are only 2 teachers per grade and the other teacher in her grade is a man so it was pretty easy to guess which one I was talking about.
Luckily almost everyone agrees with me and a few other people are considering pulling their kids out of her class. I got an email from the principal saying this is harassment and the teacher did nothing wrong and is just going through a hard time. And that I need to cut her some slack. AITA here? Should I have just quit after I pulled her out?”
Well, that’s certainly an interesting story…and here’s how people reacted on Reddit.
This reader said that the parent is not an a**hole in this situation and that the teacher should be a little bit more compassionate about what the child is going through.
Another Reddit user that the teacher’s actions made it clear that they have no business being in a classroom. Period.
And this person said that teachers are supposed to try to meet each student’s individual needs and this teacher didn’t seem like they were very accomodating in this situation.
Finally, this Reddit user argued that the parent should file a complaint against the teacher for their actions but also added that the daughter might want to repeat next year anyway because she is most likely missing a lot of important work due to her chemotherapy.
Do you think this person was wrong for doing this?
Or were their actions justified?
Talk to us in the comments and let us know!