A primary school teacher has slammed a parent for her ‘bonkers’ reply to a message about an upcoming virtual class.
Many schools have been forced to try and teach their students through video calls from home as a result of the coronavirus pandemic – and a teacher has shared a text message exchange with one mum as an example of parents who make a difficult situation even harder.
Screenshots were shared on Reddit, with the sarcastic caption: “I am an elementary teacher navigating this bonkers online format. Luckily parents are super rational.”
It shows a message sent out by the teacher to a French class, telling students and parents that they would be working on whiteboards in the upcoming week, and giving alternatives if they don’t have one.
The mum replies to say: “On a Sunday afternoon you expect us to have whiteboards available by tomorrow?”
When the teacher points out that her child already has a whiteboard on the wall at home, she replies to say: “And clearly none of your business as she is not supposed to use it for school. How dare you peer into my personal space and say that! 🙂
“Whether it is on Zoom or not, you do not have the right AS HER TEACHER, to peer into my personal space to say what is or not is on my walls.”
The teacher explains: “She has used it in class. I apologise that that was not made clear. But she has used it on several occasions.”
The mum responds to say: “I know that…thanks for the heads up!!
“EITHER WAY, it is not YOUR PLACE to comment on my home! And what I have in it! That WAS MADE CLEAR!!”
Other were left stunned by the rude messages, with one commenting: “Sounds like she just wanted to be upset about something and when you pointed out that she had no reason to be, it turned into that.”
A second said: “Teachers seriously do not get paid enough to deal with all the s*** they do.”
Another wrote: “Holy f***ing s***. People are so stupid. I feel bad for that child (and of course the teacher, you must have the patience of a saint).”