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Philadelphia Teacher Turned Citizen Mission into a Joke

LtScrounge Wrote: Oct 11, 2012 4:25 PM
If you were a professor who taught teachers, WHY DID YOU ALLOW MORONS LIKE THIS TO PASS? This woman's actions are despicable and she should be removed from the classroom. Luckily for her, (not so much for her students) she's not only a black female, (next to impossible to fire without a lawsuit) she's a member of the teachers' union and probably has tenure. She reminds me of the Hispanic English teachers that they found in Phoenix High Schools that couldn't speak English but were not only college grads, but also certified as teachers.
The mission statement of Philadelphia's Charles Carroll High School, displayed prominently on its website, offers a hopeful vision of an educational institution:

“Providing all students with the academic, technological & social skills needed to be productive & contributing citizens in our society.”

This week, the specific mention of “social skills” and citizenship likely sounds like mockery to Charles Carroll sophomore Samantha Pawlucy and her family.

In an episode that has prompted national attention, Samantha was the victim of intimidation by her geometry teacher, Lynette Gaymon, who claims...