NEW YORK - A secretly recorded video of teacher Charlotte Dial berating a first-grader in front of her classmates for failing to explain a math problem correctly is getting a lot of attention. And when you watch the video below it's easy to see why.
On Friday, The New York Times posted a video of the from the well-known New York charter school, Success Academy charter school scolding a student for not being able to explain a math problem. Charlotte Dial is seen tearing up the child's paper and ordering her to "Go to the calm-down chair and sit," which the child dutifully does.
The video was secretly recorded by an assistant teacher who was very concerned about multiple incidents like these.
According to the New York Times; after being shown the video last month, Ann Powell, a Success spokeswoman, described its contents as shocking and said Ms. Dial had been suspended pending an investigation. But a week and a half later, Ms. Dial returned to her classroom and her role as an exemplar within the network. The school said Dial is “a wonderful and committed teacher” and said she had lost her cool because she “so desperately wants her kids to succeed and to fulfill their potential.”
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