Well, the middle school sounded spectacular as always, Teacher#1 sure does know exactly how to teach kids to play music!
I found myself feeling extremely upset, actually angry at first really, that I won’t see my musician son up there anymore because of damn teacher#2 who doesn’t stick to his word Then I felt very sad because this here is absolutely the one thing he has unequivocally loved since he was very little. Everyone says “but he can play at home”, yes he can, but let’s be realistic after all we are adults, other things like jobs will take precedence and we all know it.
Having a teacher just stifle a student from what he loves is pretty much bullshit. Even worse, I’ve been trying to get ahold of this man since early March….
There is right, there is wrong, then there is this. This is almost taboo really, teachers are suppose to uplift their students thru teaching them and treating them with respect as individuals and as a group to achieve success just like a student must show respect themselves and show teachers their dedicationAnd commitment to groups such as band. It should never be the case that a teacher should treat a student as if they aren’t worthy enough to ask the teacher to follow through with what that teacher told you months ago, and a parent should not be pushed aside, disregarded when questions need to be answered. It’s my tax dollars that pay his salary, it’s your tax dollars too. A student shouldn’t feel as if they aren’t worthy and dont deserve even a chance, an opportunity to excel in what they love because they don’t believe in kissing ass to get that chance. It just gets me because we tell them they can do and be anything they want to with commitment, hardwork and dedication
It’s hard to stomach I tell you. Stealing aspirations from any student, giving no explanation when questioned or avoiding all together to not have to answer questions, all that is 50 different ways of wrong. It gets worse when a simple cc: to the principal finally gets a response from that teacher that “in a few days I’ll call you …” Really? How long is a few? 14? Working on day 15 here, which seems quite some time longer than a few days.
Only thing that could make this worse is the fact that other students and parents and other teachers alike say this is just how it goes, how it works with this particular instructor. That is incredibly sad
What this does is make me sick to my stomach that it must be tolerated, no, wait, it MUST be accepted because why? Well, it comes down to this, it’s quite simple actually, he’s not going to acknowledge it at all. That is that… according to him. I am not quite done yet, not in any way, shape or form.
I don’t know if Troy noticed or I said something first, I don’t recall because my words brought about one hell of a ridiculous conversation
*This iis upsetting me..” I said quietly
Did Thing#1 tell you what his friend said?
If Thing#1 would of talked to the teacher he could have saved him a spot in the symbol line…
Right then, I no longer wanted to cry because pissed off set in…
Took about everything I have to not find that idiot and set this shit straight!!
FIRST: Hello asshat, we’ve been trying to speak to you since the fricken fracken end February, it’s almost June!!! And then you act like my son did something wrong in asking to switch classes when you told him you would??
Let’s get this crystal clear, you refused to move him into percussion class after you said you would so he saw his counselor, (who is your wife!!!). and he quit that which he loves the most!
You should really be very ashamed of yourself treating kids that way! Your antics & games are crossing a line here…. I cannot even imagine what would happen if someone treated your daughter that way…
Second: there is no symbol line, so trying to jab that dagger in further so it really hurts, this a crock. Actuallu not doing it yourself because you sent another student to give the message, have you no cajones? I already know that answe and I’ll say this, as a woman mine are much bigger here darlin, it’s that obvious to anyone. & everyone Now, that student messenger who was sent, just so happens to be my sons very good friend who felt really horrible telling him this smart ass and rude message. Now we got two kids who are upset, He hated to tell Thing#1, he felt guilty as all hell
Third: is this man a coward? Who sends damn messages through students?? Especially after he said in writing he was calling me in a few days …day 16 has arrived. Yea, mine are bigger than yours…com to think of it, my 12 year old daughters are much bigger.
There is a 4, 5, 6, 7
It’s more of the same damn bull shit, it is redundant but still relevant, trust me.
I actually walked out after the middle school performance because I couldn’t bear to see and hear the high school band performance. I realized it’s going to be hard to deal with because Thing#2 will be under his grips soon, which won’t be good especially if anyone ever reads this.