Last week, I called Carly McKinney, the Colorado high school teacher who was fired for tweeting pot smoking endorsements and half-naked pictures of herself, “the world’s most idiotic teacher.” I stand by this proclamation. What she did was straight up shitbrained. But to be fair, there are soooo many other teachers out there — too many for me to write about– who make Carly McKinney look like a damn saint. Click through for a small smattering of female teachers whose actions were far more despicable than Carly’s. Prepare to be appalled.
A Milwaukee teacher says she was frustrated when she cut off 7-year-old Lamya Cammon’s braid. The first-grader had been playing with her beaded hair, and the teacher called her to the front of the class, cut off one of Lamya’s braids, and threw it in the garbage. Lamya says she went back to her seat and cried while the rest of the class laughed. She told her mother about the incident, and the mother confronted the teacher, who apologized and said she was frustrated at the time. The teacher was punished with a disorderly conduct fine of $175, yet she’s still teaching the same first grade class. Lamya has been moved to another class at the Congress Elementary School. Keep reading »