We all remember being in grade school and having to raise our hand to go to the bathroom. I also remember having various teachers that would have certain rules about being able to leave their classroom. Some made you sign a sheet or have a “bathroom pass.” I remember that whole experience being awful especially classes after lunch when I would go at the same time everyday.
Sorry Mrs. MacDonald, but I’m not trying to “disrespect” your class, I just kinda have to go after drinking three Capri Suns, cool? That was my conversation that got me sent to a principal once.
Thank goodness that it’s 2018 and people are becoming more woke about these issues though. I can’t even imagine how it was for girls that were experiencing a period for the first time. Anyways, a teacher at a charter school in Memphis, Tennessee is under fire for only letting her students go to the restroom, see the nurse or even see a school admin.
The image was originally put on Facebook by a parent but was eventually taken down. A friend of that person saw it though, and posted it to Twitter and it went viral.
Your child comes home and shows you this note her teacher had her sign at school.
What’s your reaction? pic.twitter.com/x6hG3HepZJ
— iJaadee🌻 (@iJaadee) August 30, 2018
Jaadee Sykes says she shared the “abhorrent” rules because:
“This shows someone with control issues who has no power or authority at home, so they bring what little power they have to the one place where they will have no resistance: the classroom.”
Many people related to this behavior, having experienced it themselves.
I thought this kind of torment had gone away decades ago. When I taught 8th grade, the kids could go as often as they needed. Nobody abused it. (Maybe her students hate her class?)
I still remember projectile vomiting in 9th grade after being told I couldn't go to the nurse.
— Chad and Kisstopher (@TheMusicks) August 30, 2018
Yes, lets all make poor children hold their bladders bc them going to the restroom is a nuisance for you. My child has my permission to walk out of whoever’s class if they tell him he cant go. Get the fuck out of here. https://t.co/BjHyXjQj1T
— alex (@frenchieears) August 30, 2018
OMG-at first I thought/hoped it was a joke! I’d move my child out of this woman’s class not only for her being petty but because she slays the English language —>’it indicates how many times I have WENT…’ (emphasis mine) WTF? Went? How about trying ‘gone’. 😳🙄🙄
— Kim – the HokieBrat (@hokiebrat) August 31, 2018
I think the most interesting part of this disgusting note is that Ms. White acknowledges she’s being “petty.” It’s almost as if she’s taking pride in being petty towards 13 year olds.
The superintendent for the school, Dr. Nickalous Manning sent Local Memphis this statement:
“Today we were notified that one of our teachers at Aspire Hanley Middle School allegedly issued an agreement between students and the teacher around permission for restricted bathroom, water and nurse visit privileges. Our staff is currently investigating the claim at this time. We want our scholars and parents to know that our focus will always be on the wellbeing of our scholars and we take every allegation seriously.”
Honestly though what’s to investigate? That your teacher you hired isn’t being humane towards her students? My investigation would be about two words, you’re fired.
Another teacher understood the frustration of Ms. White but agreed that this wasn’t the right way to handle things.
It can be a disruption that makes it harder to teach and a distraction for other students. However, many times, students simply don’t have time to go between classes. Also, this is unprofessional and petty, and I would bet it’s not very effective, either. (2/2)
— Ana 🗽🌊 (@AnaSolitaria7) August 31, 2018
The middle school also posted updates to their investigation but have since deleted them from their Facebook. Good thing the internet screenshots everything.
We will update if the school finds that Ms. White should be let go, but everything on social media currently says that she seems to still have her job.
Now let’s not end with such a downer! Take a look here to see how a teacher did the opposite and changed this foreign student’s life.