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Teacher Accused Of Making Slur Against Mexicans

 

Kristyn Hartman

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(CBS) CHICAGO Angry parents want a teacher at a Latino charter school in the Albany Park neighborhood fired after she made derogatory comments against people from Mexico.

 

As CBS 2?s Kristyn Hartman reports, the incident began when a seventh-grade art teacher at Aspira Haugen Charter Middle School, at 3729 W. Leland Ave., thought students had gotten paint on her jacket. That is when the teacher allegedly said ?all Mexicans are criminals? and that they were ?only born to clean floors.?

 

Some pupils at the school became extremely upset.

 

?It surprised me because I?ve never seen a teacher talk to us Mexicans that way,? said student Orimar Ramirez. ?She said we were trash and all we were good for is to clean up floors.?

 

Orimar says the remarks called him and others to cry.

 

?I was offended,? he said.

 

Orimar and his friends were not the only ones who took offense. School principal Jose Velazquez said about two dozen parents complained when they heard the alleged remarks.

 

?It?s disturbing even if there?s suspicion of it happening,? Velazquez said. ?It?s totally unpleasant, but sometimes we have to deal with it, sometimes there?s misunderstanding; we?re just going to have to find out what it was that happened.?

 

Velazquez says the school asked for two days to respond to the matter and should know more about they plan on handling it by Wednesday.

 

?We have not decided what to do with the teacher until we finish getting everybody's information, and then we can make a sound decision as to what will take place,? he said.

 

Maria Rodriguez, who has a niece at the school, says termination of the teacher would be a sound decision.

 

?I think probably she has an anger problem or something,? Rodriguez said.

 

But another parent says she is reserving judgment.

 

?A lot of kids out of control in this school,? Linda Moran said. ?It doesn't mean you have to target race; I don't condone doing that. But I'd like to hear the whole story.?

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definitely should lose her job - as an educator and authority figure you have to be above this

 

my wife used to teach at a largely mex/am school, the place was out of control, administration weak, parents too busy to raise their kids, etc

 

kids would bring in knives, she was often called white girl, gringa. stuff like that

 

the year ended with her in court with a restraining order against a student who threatened to "cut up the white bitch", called our house and all that fun stuff (and yes, she is in this fine country illegally.............)

 

and through this you have to maintain professionalism and not punish the kids who are there to actually learn and better themselves - because there are still a lot of good kids out there - her rhetoric goes against any goal she should have as an educator and her employer should remove her

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definitely should lose her job - as an educator and authority figure you have to be above this

 

my wife used to teach at a largely mex/am school, the place was out of control, administration weak, parents too busy to raise their kids, etc

 

kids would bring in knives, she was often called white girl, gringa. stuff like that

 

the year ended with her in court with a restraining order against a student who threatened to "cut up the white bitch", called our house and all that fun stuff (and yes, she is in this fine country illegally.............)

 

and through this you have to maintain professionalism and not punish the kids who are there to actually learn and better themselves - because there are still a lot of good kids out there - her rhetoric goes against any goal she should have as an educator and her employer should remove her

 

 

If I were in your position at the time, I would find out who that bitch was and hunt him down with an axe.

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i was very angry - but hunting down a 13 year old girl isn't exactly my style - now if one her drug dealing, gang banging friends got brave and made a move, we would have a different situation

 

also prinmemito brings up a good point - this could all be student grudge - shouldn't hang her before all facts are known

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