Obviously, We’re Not Paying Teachers Enough

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.



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    Bones growls and barks:

    Good Lord, I don’t know whether to say that the teacher was just trying to toughen Nancy-boy up, or that they should ALL (everyone who had any contact with that child after the accident) be taken out back and shot in the knee, then foot then other knee, other foot, etc. :em08:


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    Igor, Imperial Booby growls and barks:

    I vote for ALL.

    My kids would NOT be in that school any more after that, and I would have lawsuits a-flying. That, or I’d be jailed for punching out (in order):
    1) the class teacher
    2) the School Principal
    3) the school Administrator

    (#3 is optional) (maybe)

    Why did this make the papers just now?? :em03:

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    LC MaxMomFl growls and barks:

    I’m dizzy too. The rage that this story invoked in me sent my blood straight to my head frighteningly quick. I now feel that I am truly capable of any sin as I know that had this “teacher” been in my presence just then her/his time or physical reality on this planet may have been irrevocably altered. I am a momma bear with zero tolerance for these institutional child abusers.

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    LC HJ Caveman82952 growls and barks:

    I would have just stomped the shit out of her.

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    I can not think of anything I could possibly say that would pass the censors here at this fine establishment. I myself would have quite probably killed that piece of shit. I’m thinking pet food processing meat grinder, with teacher pumped full of something that would have kept it awake until the brain pan got ground. Failing that, slowly sawing off the head with a logging saw after limb removal.

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    As a staunch anti-union teacher I have to say that this really isn’t the fault of the unions…..it’s the fault of frivolous lawsuits and too goddamned many lawyers chasing ambulances and sue happy parents. I can’t give a student a tylenol for a headache, we cannot give them anything other than a cold pack or a wet towel or a glass of water. I had a student that came to school with a fever and severe headache, I took her to the nurse hoping she would get some kind of attention there, and five minutes later she was coming back into class….when I asked her what the nurse did for her, she said “the nurse told me to come back to class and sit quietly.” I took her to the front office and called her parents to pick her up, then went out to my car, got a couple of tylenols out of my first aid kid and gave those to her.

    You cannot give anything other than band-aid first aid to any student, regardless of how seriously they are hurt.

    Where I have an issue with this teacher is that there are times when your basic humanity should trump your fear of consequences, she is typical of the education mindset of being a cog and not upsetting the system….there are ramifications if you do that.

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    LC HJ Caveman82952 growls and barks:

    There is an e-mail addy in the comments section…….

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    LC Jackboot IC/A growls and barks:

    A classic example of unions gone wild. In their view they don’t have to do a damned thing that isn’t in their contract. Apparently even humanity is exempt from this concept. They’ve sold their souls to the devil and while they’re protected (until the litigation starts) by the union, but come Justice Day it’s them and only them before St. Peter. No union reps allowed at that proceeding.

    On a much, much less level of importance, we here in Austin have to deal with the asshole teamster drivers in the Metro system. My wife was riding the bus into work awhile back, and the driver parked at the curb, told passengers it was his break time and “too bad for y’all, this bus isn’t going anywhere until I eat”. He proceeded to stop the engine and walked into a nearby MickeyD’s, leaving a FULL bus of passengers sitting at the curb. What the ever-lovin’ holy fuck was that all about? Has the city been gelded by the union that passenger safety takes a back seat to these fucks. Jumpin Jeebus on a pogo-stick, I assume it’s nearly impossible to fire these assholes.

    Arrgghhh, Lord but do I absolutely despise unions and the evils their more militant members get away with like this story, have you no humanity at all? How do you sleep at night after letting a kid fucking crawl back into the building. Criminal Negligence convictions should be a snap.

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    VonZorch Imperial Researcher growls and barks:

    That’s about right, but first skin it alive and douse it with salt water. :em08:

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    LC HJ Caveman82952 growls and barks:

    Why didn’t they call an ambulance? From personal experience with my daughter havng asthma attacks at school………..their first fear is personal liability, not student welfare, expect perhaps on an individual basis. I remember one woman, to this day I would enjoy strangling and killing her. Leaving my daughter terrifed, gasping on her knees in a playground………..I did raise a lot of hell with the principal. And you know what he was worried about, the teacher staying on at the high school! No shit. I told him how I felt, what I thought she deserved, she did not stay on at the high school….just quietly departed to God only knows where.
    To this day……………..yes, I hate their guts.

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    AyUaxe growls and barks:

    Not in any way supporting the teachers’ unions–we all know how far off the rails they’ve gone–but I’m kinda with Jaybear on this one–the teachers have been cowed to do nothing about anything. At the same time, parents aren’t doing anything to discipline their children, so they know how to behave at school. I’d be willing to bet this kid is always causing some kind of ruckus–could be totally wrong and I’ll apologize if I am, but there’s something about this story that just doesn’t smell right.

    In my fairly recent experience as a parent of school-aged boys, there are routinely a few kids who are always claiming they’re hurt or victimized, are hurting or victimizing someone else, or are just creating some kind of stupid furor. It doesn’t excuse failing to recognize that a child is genuinely hurt, but it does help explain the circumstances. If a whiney little creeper is whining and creeping, maybe that doesn’t merit a lot of attention.

    Best not to always blame the “usual suspects” and most of all, best not to always believe what’s reported in the media.

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    AyUaxe growls and barks:

    LC HJ Caveman82952 @ #:

    I hear you and the idea that the teachers would ignore something serious in an attempt to pretend they didn’t know or had no involvement is something I’ve also seen. Also the infuriating institutional bias against disciplining a teacher and rectifying wrongs done to a kid, when they’re clearly in the wrong. One of my boys has a disability requiring him to use a keyboard, instead of handwriting–diagnosed in elementary school. Everyone at his small K-12 school knew about it and were cool with it, until he hit one math teacher who saw it as a target. In fact, as we later found out, she was rather fond of singling out kids she perceived as “weak” or outcast and inventing reasons to pound on them–some sick power trip. She denied my son the use of his computer over and over, despite being instructed by administration that she could not do so.

    When push came to shove and we needed some relief for my boy, the principal, who is not your pal, said he had to side with his teachers (she said one thing, completely inconsistent with all objective facts, while my boy said another, completely consistent with all objective facts). I let them know they were dangerously close to a very expensive, public, and generaly unpleasant ADA/IDEA lawsuit. They were still pretty big a–holes, b/c they knew we weren’t in a position to completely walk away, but they did let us work out an alternative to avoid continuing with the disgusting, psychological abuser hag. And she folded up and left after that term. Scuttlebut is that she hired on at another school, but they let her go pretty quickly. I guess without an entrenched position, her nasty little games weren’t going to be tolerated. I’m usually more humane than this, but in her case, I hope she’s committed suicide or otherwise sent herself to hell. It’s the best thing for the ccchhheeeelllldddrrreeeennnn!

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    Mark12A growls and barks:

    I held a teacher off the floor and up against a blackboard with my left hand while I slapped the stupid little shit several times with my right. This, because he made a stupid, insensitive comment about my son in the presence of other children about an accident with which he had no part at all. At least I did it without the other students present. I guess he complained because he was fired the next day.

    I really need to work on my anger management. Maybe.

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    Lady H growls and barks:

    My son informed me this afternoon that one of his fellow students had a seizure in school today.

    The school nurse’s response? “I’m on my lunch break.”