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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January 6, 2012 07:01

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:


Igor, Imperial Booby
Igor, Imperial Booby
January 6, 2012 07:39

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:

January 6, 2012 09:37

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… Read more »

January 6, 2012 09:49

I would have just stomped the shit out of her.

LC Sir Clambake, Imperial Black Ops Technician, K.o.E.
LC Sir Clambake, Imperial Black Ops Technician, K.o.E.
January 6, 2012 10:35

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… Read more »

Jaybear, Colonel of Imperial Ancient Artillery
Jaybear, Colonel of Imperial Ancient Artillery
January 6, 2012 11:21

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… Read more »

January 6, 2012 11:23

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

LC Jackboot IC/A
LC Jackboot IC/A
January 6, 2012 11:26

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.… Read more »

VonZorch Imperial Researcher
VonZorch Imperial Researcher
January 6, 2012 11:33

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

January 6, 2012 11:54

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… Read more »

January 6, 2012 17:03

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… Read more »

January 6, 2012 17:43

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… Read more »

January 10, 2012 15:01

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… Read more »

Lady H
Lady H
January 10, 2012 15:48

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.”