Re: Unnecessary Exposure: Fairfax Public School Teacher Has a Visibly Pierced...
Date: April 21, 2010 10:26AM
"Now I am not old and I am not prude, but when the first thing my kid says off the bus their first day of school is about the teacher's tounge that is pierced, I about hit the roof!
I then come to find out, other parents are not pleased, one even pulled their kid out of the class!
A call to the school got me nowhere. There is no dress code for teachers. "Fitting to their environment" was what I was told. Thanks to the Teacher's Union.
A call to FCPS HR, confirmed all this. No policy, I should aim to resolve with the principal. A follow-up call was made and the principal advised me thatthey talked with the teacher and she was supposedly upset by the whole deal. Boo hoo.
I have a reasonable expectation to be able to send my kid to school and have them exposed to a safe and secure place where learning is facilitated. The tounge piercing was reported to me as a distraction. I heard other partents also making comments.
The principal told me not to talk with other parents about this so there was not a mass exit from that classroom. I was assured the teacher is wonderful and while I am not debating that, I know there is a time and place for everything, and a tounge piercing, or any other suggestive piercing should remain OUT of a classroom of a public school, dress code, or not.
I cannot believe a dress code for teachers does not exist. I read the student handbook, and one is in there for sure, if you are a student."
From your first sentence, it appears you are a helicopter parent. It is also apparent that you don't know how to spell "tongue" which is pretty damned funny since you are complaining about education. Personally, I think having a parent who is too stupid to spell the word "tongue" as an adult would be more detrimental than a tongue ring, but that's just my opinion. The fact that you were only motivated to action after you found out other kids' parents were upset indicates that you are a follower and probably a jealous, gossipy old nag. The fact that you called HR demonstrates that you have too much time on your hands: suppose you were out working or learning how to spell instead of phoning an office about your teacher's jewelry? Further, you seem to not be aware that sentences require subjects as evidenced by the pathetically inadequate phrase "Thanks to the Teacher's Union." That is what is called a fragment, so at this point you look like a helicoptering, nagging, gossipy, jealous old hag who can neither write nor spell despite having too much time on your hands.I'll bet your husband has either left you or works 100 hours a week to keep away from you, and I can understand why. This is mere speculation, but let me tell you what I know for sure: you are now seen as a pain in the ass to the school, and people are most likely laughing at you behind your back. Further, your kid is now known as one who has a troublemaking, intrusive mother and people will try to avoid getting him/her. I hope your griping about a young teacher was worth that, because you have now earned it.
This county has some of the best teachers in the country in it, and we have not gotten a raise nor a cost of living increase in three years. We knew we weren't going to get rich coming in, and I will be the first to admit that some teachers are pathetic at their jobs. However, most of us bust our asses and just ask to be left alone unless there is a serious beef- so how about doing it?