A teacher at Cherry Hill East who allegedly bullied her freshman English students is out of the classroom, replaced by a long-term sub, but parents who first brought the concerns to school administrators say the situation still isn’t completely resolved.
Kimberly Real, who parents say insulted her freshman students and used discriminatory and insensitive language in the classroom, was yanked about three weeks ago, more than a month after a group of parents brought their concerns before the school board.
Though it’s a step in the right direction, more remains before they consider the situation closed, they said.
“I think it’s a win, absolutely,” Susan Levy Warner said. “Our children are not being subjected to the harassment and bullying any longer…but it’s not over—it’s not been completely resolved.”
Teachers at this upstate New York private school appear to have some unresolved issues with the United States’ friendly neighbor to the north.
Fifteen-year-old Noah Kilpatrick is finishing the semester at home after enduring relentless bullying about his Canadian heritage, WWNY reports. Surprisingly, it was not the students at Faith Fellowship Christian School in Watertown, N.Y., who took issue with his Ottawa roots, but the school’s principal and a math teacher, he says.
Kilpatrick said that despite his American citizenship, the teachers would taunt him for being born in Canada in front of other classmates. He noted incidents in which the school’s principal –- who doubled as his history teacher –- described Canada as a country full of communists and seal-clubbers, according to the National Post.