Because you can’t professionalize unless you unionize too (h/t LC Caveman):
Teachers at a Skokie school forced a 6-year-old with a broken leg and a concussion to crawl back to his classroom across an icy playground, then failed to call for an ambulance, according to a lawsuit filed Tuesday.
Kindergartner Rahul Chandani slipped on a mound of snow and hit his head in the playground at Devonshire Elementary School on Jan. 3 last year, but didn’t get any medical help until his mom came to get him, the lawsuit filed in Cook County circuit court by Chandani’s parents Pritam and Priya alleges.
“His teacher told him, ‘You’re a big boy — I can’t carry you,’” the boy’s mother, Priya Chandani, said Wednesday, “She told him to walk back, but his leg was broken so he fell again and then had to crawl at least 200-300 feet back to the school building.
Dayum! We’ll immediately cease and desist in our claims that the Royal Danish Army is the most brutal institute of higher, erm, learning, because we can’t top that one. Even though we had a buddy with a cracked sternum who was told to just suck it up and walk it off which he, being viking, dutifully tried to do until they had to hospitalize him because his lung punctured and he started messing up the parade ground with the blood he kept coughing up.
The Kindergarten of Skokie has us beat there. We wonder if he got detention too for being too slow getting back from recess.
“If someone did that to me as an adult, I’d slap them.”
Slap them? If somebody did that to one of The Imperial Heirs we’d make sure that the teachers responsible got a refresher on human anatomy when we proceeded to break every single one of the 206 bones in their bodies. In alphabetical order because we’re slightly obsessive-compulsive.
He suffered a fractured tibia and a hematoma to his head, according to the suit. His mother added that the lump on his head was “the size of a tennis ball” and that he had complained of dizziness but that the school did not provide him with proper medical attention and did not have a wheelchair to move him. She saw him crawling when she came to get him from the school and took him to the hospital, she said.
Good thing mom took him. The unionized teachers would have probably made him slither on his belly all the way.
But, as we all know, the only solution to this kind of thing is to pay the teachers more because, heaven knows, that’s solved all of our problems in the past.