Monday, May 17, 2010
DON'T mess with Texas
I'm sure you've all seen this video about the 13 year old boy,Isaiah Johnson, in Houston who was brutally beat down by his teacher, Sherri Davis. Jamie's House Charter School, a school for students at risk where many of them have disciplinary problems, fired Davis, but Isaiah's mother, Alesha Johnson, wants her put behind bars. I agree.
Does anyone really think that her behavior is acceptable under the circumstances? Perhaps, if she feared for her life or that of the others in the class? Perhaps, if he were wielding a knife or gun? They say that the teacher unleashed the beating on the student when he provoked her by teasing an alleged mentally challenged student. Still, no excuse for this behavior. Reprimand him, send him to the principal to be properly addressed. My God, she BEAT a child. She physically and mercilessly laid hands on him, repeatedly. If a parent beat a child they'd be brought up on charges. At the very least shouldn't this woman be locked up somewhere? I can tell you that if a teacher beat my child like this, I'd find her and exact the same punishment that she had exacted on my child. A teacher is supposed to be a trusted individual that you leave your child with for the day to expand their intellectual boundaries that does not give them cart blanch to discipline a child in such an extreme manner. I don't believe in corporal punishment at all and I surely don't think that a teacher has the right to lay hands on a child.I thought sending a child to the principal's office for a swat was barbaric back when I was a child. This...well,this is something quite different.My hopes are that with all this media attention, Ms. Davis will be brought up and charged and have her teachers license revoked. I think she is a menace to society and has no business around children.
Even worse so, there was reportedly other teachers witnessing the incident. Really, no one thought it was a good idea to intervene and stop this. It is also reported but not confirmed that students were threatened to not leak the footage by one of the adult witnesses.I think any parent whose child attends that school should take a closer look at what is going on in that place and the people running it.