A Teacher From Famous International School Sacked For The Following Reasons.
The teacher was allegedly sacked for giving students manual work to pick seeds during a class esson.
The New York Teacher was given a sudden leave after parents alleged that he made 7th-Graders pick seeds out of Cotton.
According to statement from the Rochester City School District Board of Education the teacher has been placed on leave after parents alleged he made his students pick seeds out of cotton during a lesson, one parent said was about slavery.
The statement from the Rochester School of the Arts furthers states teacher Patrick Rausch allegedly gave pieces of cotton to all of his seventh-grade students last week and instructed them to pick the seeds out of the cotton as part of an assignment.
Precious Morris, mother of a 13-year-old student, told CNN on Sunday that teacher Rausch allowed White students in the class to throw their cotton away and forgo the assignment to work on their Chrome books.
The parent added that when her daughter Ja’Nasia Brown, who is Black, attempted to throw her cotton away, Rausch allegedly said she was not allowed to do so and if she did, she would receive a poor grade on the assignment.
The parents who were complaining of the teacher’s action said the teacher was rude and disrespectful to the Minor.
“He is making a mockery out of slavery,” Morris, a mother of 13-year-old students said.
According to her, it has never closed her mind that a teacher would do such things. She expects children once sent to school to hands of teachers should be handle with due respect.
Vialma Ramos-O’Neal, another mother of a 13-year-old son Jahmiere O’Neal who is half black and half Puerto Rican said her son was taught the same lesson by Rausch in a separate social studies class.
The parents are now calling upon for the license of teacher Rausch’s to be revoked.
Report from CCN has revealed that when teacher was interviewed over the allegations, he said, “I have not comment about the allegations or the ongoing school investigation”
CNN has reached out to the school for for more information over allegations.
Rochester School of the Arts has sent a letter to the parents of the seventh grade learners who were affected telling them that that the school has launched investigation into the incident. The students are currently being interviewed about Rausch’s conduct.
“A substitute teacher has been assigned to the class in the interim, and the school has made counselors available for students who may need to discuss the situation”, a section of the letter records.
“In a District of black and brown students, it is important to be sensitive of the historical framework by which our students are engaging and learning,” Rochester Board President Cynthia Elliott said in a statement.