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Teacher Disciplined for Tweeting She Wanted to Stab Students

Teacher Disciplined for Tweeting She Wanted to Stab Students.

Quote:NEWARK, Calif. (AP) — A teacher in Northern California has been disciplined for making threatening and explicit remarks about students on her Twitter account.

The Newark Unified School District gave a written reprimand to Newark High School teacher Krista Hodges, who tweeted between April and June that she wanted to stab and pour coffee on some of her students, according to the Oakland Tribune (http://bit.ly/1Cb0beT).

In one tweet she said some students "make my trigger finger itchy."

Interim Superintendent Tim Irwin says he consulted state education law, the Newark school board's policy and the teacher's union contract before disciplining Hodges.

Newark police are also investigating.

Hodges, who continues to teach at the school, says she deeply regrets sending the tweets and never expected anybody would take her seriously.

She has since deleted her account.

Seriously, WTF? She still continues to teach. She received disciplinary action, but threatening that you want to stab your own students? Why is she still teaching in a school yet when she says she hates students and wants to kill them?

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Can I just point out how ironic it is that she has a peace sign next to her name?
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O_O. This is pretty much in my area.

Like, seriously, what the fuck? Why the fuck would you even think of that? And I was told teachers love kids....

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Some teachers at my school pretty much hate kids

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to be fair students are absolute fuckfaces 99% of the time so who can blame her.

she's still retarded for tweeting it tho.
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Teacher Disciplined for Tweeting She Wanted to Stab Students

Interesting. It's disturbing, but it's also a good example of something that could be the start of dialogue between the teacher and her students -- even public dialogue. But instead, it's likely to be swept away because the focus will be on her keeping her job vs. pressure for her to lose it.

Meanwhile, a lot of teachers probably feel similar frustration, and that's not part of very much active dialogue.

In the end, teachers are people, just like students. Certainly not all students or teachers (or anyone else) would post tweets like this -- but the underlying why is worth exploring in more depth than just "punishment vs. letting people go" approaches.

The worst part is that students are stuck, in many cases, in schools where everyone is expected to fit into cookie-cutter roles. If a teacher, or a student, is unhappy, why aren't there better supports in place to help them find solutions... including possible finding a better-fitting job?

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It's one thing to say you hate teaching—another one of those "I hate my job" statements. Razz But it's another thing to want to do physical damage to students; wouldn't you consider it a dangerous learning environment if your kid's teacher wanted to stab students?

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Yeah, it's horrible. I wonder what her students think, and what they're actually like. Maybe some would want to be interviewed.

That could make an interesting article / story.

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Of course she keeps her job, teachers unions DUH! I've said it many times before get rid of teachers unions and you solve a majority of the problems facing students today.
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Teacher unions won't even let drug using teachers get fired

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(08-31-2014 10:22 AM)Hansgrohe Wrote:  And I was told teachers love kids....

And you believed them?
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Damn, it looks like teachers are getting desperate to save the shitty educational institution, so they start sending death threats.

By the way...http://change.org/petitions/board-of-edu...eft-behind
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(09-15-2014 03:50 AM)Education Reform Movement Wrote:  Damn, it looks like teachers are getting desperate to save the shitty educational institution, so they start sending death threats.

By the way...http://change.org/petitions/board-of-edu...eft-behind

>implying the majority of teachers actually give a crap about "saving the education system"
>implying this was a death threat

seriously everyone's making a mountain out of a molehill

OPs article Wrote:...and never expected anybody would take her seriously

take particular note of this.
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(09-15-2014 03:50 AM)Education Reform Movement Wrote:  Damn, it looks like teachers are getting desperate to save the shitty educational institution, so they start sending death threats.

By the way...http://change.org/petitions/board-of-edu...eft-behind

stop no one wants to sign your entirely non-specific and poorly educated petition

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(09-19-2014 11:24 AM)Alistoriv Wrote:  
(09-15-2014 03:50 AM)Education Reform Movement Wrote:  Damn, it looks like teachers are getting desperate to save the shitty educational institution, so they start sending death threats.

By the way...http://change.org/petitions/board-of-edu...eft-behind

stop no one wants to sign your entirely non-specific and poorly educated petition
stop no one wants to listen to......never mind.

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