When Kamdyn Piland, age 7, arrived home from school, his father saw that his son was not behaving in the upbeat and joyful manner that was typical for him. When the worried father received his kid’s homework from his son, he immediately understood what had caused his youngster to become so upset.
Chris Piland claims that a teacher at Valley View Elementary School in Pennsylvania wrote a very inappropriate comment on his son’s arithmetic homework.
The young man was unable to complete a timed test, having completed just 13 out of a total of 50 subtraction questions, however, it was the instructor’s individual criticism that sparked a reaction on a national level.
Alyssa Rupp Bohenek wrote the following remark on top of 7-year-old Kamdyn’s arithmetic test: “Absolutely terrible. He gave 13 answers in about three minutes! Pathetic.”
Chris wrote, “YOU DON’T WRITE THAT ON ANYONE’S PAPER, LET ALONE A LITTLE 7-YEAR-OLD, SECOND GRADER’S PAPER”.
Chris described how he had challenged Bohenek and voiced his disdain for such language in his explanation and claims that she refused to settle the problem, sending him a text message stating that she was just sorry that he disagreed with her strategy.
Chris, unsure of what to do next, turned to social media in order to solicit the guidance of his friends and family. It wasn’t much longer after that that his message gained widespread attention and a petition was started to have the instructor fired.
Even though Chris never intended for Bohenek to be fired, he does hope that the event will be used as a teaching tool for the district as a whole.
“IT IS SOMETHING THAT SHOULDN’T HAPPEN AND SHOULDN’T BE TOLERATED AT ALL”.
During the time that Valley View is looking into the event, the school district has declined to comment on the subject cautioned that the outcome of the investigation would be determined by “the facts and evidence” rather than “social media.”