A video released by the school district shows students “bullying” teachers in the South Florida area who are trying to improve their academic performance.
The video, released Monday by the Palm Beach County School Board, shows students in the middle of class at an elementary school in South Broward trying to understand a math problem.
The students say they want to learn math because math is their favorite subject and they want it done right.
The teacher is trying to answer the students questions, but he says, “I don’t have time.
You’re learning a lot.”
After the students say the same thing to the teacher, the teacher tries to explain that he’s busy with work.
The video ends with a teacher saying, “And that’s OK.
We’ll just leave it at that.”
After students call the teacher a “bully” and “scumbag” for taking a few minutes to explain their problems, the teachers office manager is heard asking students if they know of any other math teachers in their school district who were bullied.
Students then ask the manager what he did to the students.
The manager says, “[I]m not sure I can say I’ve done anything.
I guess I should have taken them to school.””
And I know I should.
I know they would have been better off if they’d just gone home and done it in the car.
I’ve had to sit them down and explain that,” the manager continues.
A teacher who was not identified in the video says he is “shocked and angry” by the video and that he is trying his best to teach students how to understand math.
The school district has received more than 200 complaints about the video.