I keep stating, over and over again, that it is the parents’ responsibility to educate their children, not the state’s. Your children, Mr and Ms America, are being intellectually, emotionally and physically raped by your local public school systems: your children are being dumnbed-down, desensitized and dehumanized. It isn’t just the mind that is a terrible thing to waste, it is also the soul, the imagination, the wonder of it all, the creative nature of the individual child that is a terrible thing to waste.
Home-school your children, Mr and Ms America! It is your responsibility, so be responsible for once in your life, and do what is right for your children:
Teacher says she was fired for giving zeroes to students who didn’t turn in their work
A teacher in Port St. Lucie, Florida claims she was fired for refusing to give students partial credit for work that is never handed in.
“I got fired. I was packing my stuff, and I was not going to see the kids,” Diane Tirado said.
Mrs. Tirado didn’t get to say goodbye to her student physically, so she wrote her message on a whiteboard instead.
“Bye kids, Mrs. Tirado loves you and wishes you the best in life! I have been fired for refusing to give you a 50% for not handing anything in. [heart] Mrs. Tirado.”
She snapped a photo of it and shared it on Facebook. Then, the messages from her eighth-grade students started pouring in.
“You showed me to be responsible for my work and the things that I do. I hope you don’t forget me,” one student wrote.
Mrs. Tirado has been a teacher for more than 17 years. The 52-year-old began working at West Gate K-8 School this year as an eighth-grade social studies teacher.
She says she gave her students two weeks to complete an explorer’s notebook project but says some of them didn’t turn it in.
That’s when she says she learned about a no-zero grading policy, written in red in the school’s handbook, stating, “NO ZERO’S – LOWEST POSSIBLE GRADE IS 50%.”
Tirado says this sends the wrong message.
“If there’s nothing to grade, how can I give somebody a 50 percent?” she asked.
Her Sept. 14 termination letter doesn’t cite a specific reason, only stating she was contracted as a teacher on a probation period, and that she can be dismissed without cause.’