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Thoughtful Father Raises Serious Concerns About Teacher Behavior

Just a couple weeks into the school year, a Colorado father was surprised to hear that his second grade daughter wasn’t playing with peers on the playground but with a fourth-grade teacher, whom she referred to by first name, instead.  As the father of five talked with his daughter, he learned more that disturbed him including that the teacher had given his daughter an inappropriate pet name and was writing private notes to the seven-year-old.

Concerned, the girl’s parents arranged for a conversation with the school principal, who insisted that nothing inappropriate was going on between the teacher and child.  The parents withdrew their daughter and enrolled her at another school.

For more information on this story featured on Yahoo! News and some insight on the situation from a professor of Educational Leadership, follow the link above.

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