Sunday, May 13, 2018

Horrifying video shows daycare teacher instructing kids to THROW ROCKS at their 4-year-old classmate 'to teach him a lesson'

Not a good lesson to teach

Shocking video shows a teacher ordering six of her students aged 4 to pelt another student with rocks to ‘teach him a lesson.’

The horrifying incident allegedly took place at the Teach N Tend Daycare in Forrest City, Arkansas on or around April 26.

Police say they received an email with cell phone video showing about a half-dozen children pelt another student with stones at the urging of their teacher.

The video was sent to police by another teacher who is said to have witnessed the incident, according to Fox 13 TV.

The witness said she and other employees of the daycare center were outside with kids when they say a teacher tell a child to sit down.

The child, 4, allegedly picked up rocks and threw them on the ground.

The child’s teacher than told other students to throw rocks at the boy to teach him a lesson.

About six students are seen hurling rocks at the boy, who is on his knees and crying.

The officer who saw the video said: ‘I observed approximately 6 toddlers throwing rocks at a white male toddler. ‘The toddler is kneed down covering his face crying.

‘A background voice says, “He'll learn to stop, ok that's enough”.’

The teacher who allegedly egged on the students to hurl rocks has been interviewed by police.

So far, no arrests have been made.


Class warfare! Primary school bans PENCIL CASES so poorer children don't feel 'stigmatised'

A school has banned pencil cases over fears poorer students are missing classes because they are ashamed of their stationery.

St Wilfrid's Primary School in Blyth, Northumberland is among a number of schools taking part in scheme aimed at reducing the 'stigma' felt by less well-off pupils.

As part of the measures, school bosses have banned pencil cases and brought in plain school bags to stop students envying each other's belongings.

St Wilfrid's headteacher Pauline Johnstone said the ban on pencil cases was to prevent 'comparison on the tables as children are learning'.

She told the BBC's Look North the school asked parents and pupils about their worries over the cost of schooling and were 'horrified' at their replies.

She said: 'We found it very traumatic when the feedback was given because we were sure that we had made our school very inclusive and what was coming back from the children was that, for some children, it wasn't inclusive.'

The pencil case ban is one of the range of measures encouraged by the charity Children North East, citing Newcastle University research which advises schools to review the numbers of non-uniform days and refrain from asking students what they did over the holidays or at the weekends.

While children who receive free school meals usually went unnoticed, they were identifiable to others on trips out as their packed lunches came in a brown paper bag, Mrs Johnstone said.

The school also calculated it could cost parents up to £581 per child per year - including uniform, meals, trips and if children attended every optional after school event.

Campaigners hope that the attendance of poorer students will increase if they feel less stigmatised.

But the moves have raised eyebrows among parents online, with some questioning whether changes mean schools are failing to prepare youngsters for the inequality in the wider world.

Euan Bass wrote on Facebook: 'It’s a fact of life some people have more money then others, surely is a fact of life that children need to learn.'

Adam Rhodes added: 'I remember kids coming into school with Adidas, Nike etc... I asked my parents why, they told me "Because you'll grow out of them before you make good use of them" and that was that. Surely people haven't lost the ability to explain this to their kids these days?'


British selective school expansion will create up to 16,000 new places, Education Secretary reveals

Grammar schools will be able to create thousands of extra places to help “close the gap” between wealthier and poorer children in the biggest expansion of selective education in a generation.

Damian Hinds, the Education Secretary, is announcing on Friday a £50 million Selective Schools Expansion Fund which forms the bedrock of Theresa May’s trimmed-down grammar revolution.

The money will be available to existing grammars on the condition they can prove they will take in more children from lower income backgrounds.

It is the first slice of a £200m fund which could see up to 16,000 extra grammar places created over the next four years.


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