Teachers don’t always get the credit they deserve for everything they do for children. Being one is a privilege, but not everyone involved in educational processes can inspire young minds to reach their full potential.
Camden Byland is a 7-year-old who was publicly humiliated by his coach after failing a math test.
“He answered 13 in 3 minutes,” she wrote on his paper, calling it “sad” and “pathetic.” Yes, I wrote those words in the Camden Gazette with a sad expression on my face.
His father Chris was furious when he saw the audition. He couldn’t understand how these comments could motivate his son to do better next time. Reading that his work was considered pathetic had a bad impact on the child’s self-esteem. When Chris addressed the offending teacher, all she could say was, “I’m sorry you feel this way.”
Sharing his son’s test on Facebook, Chris said: “My son Camden’s teacher was completely disrespectful to him and me all year long when he came home with this and I am so frustrated that someone with such excellent motivation could do so could write about a child’s work.”
“You made me very sad and upset,” the lovely Camden told Fox56 News. I was furious. It was done with malice.”
People were so angry at the teacher’s treatment of Camden that they launched a petition demanding her dismissal. More than 20,000 people have signed the petition. On the other hand, others argue that while they disagree with what she did, losing her job due to a test suspension was excessive.
Chris chose to remove Kamdyn from her class after the event since he didn’t sure how or if the school had handled the situation.
“Perhaps it will now be treated seriously, and it will prevent it from happening to other instructors and students,” Chris Fox56 News speculates.
We are confident that with the proper amount of support and encouragement from Kamdyn’s new teacher, he will flourish and improve with each passing day.