Two years ago, the son of Pritam and Priya Chandani tripped over a mound of snow and injured his head and leg. Instead of helping the student, teachers allegedly told him to crawl back to his classroom, claims a lawsuit filed Tuesday according to the Chicago Sun-Times.
According to the Times, the Chadanis claim their son was first instructed to cross a mound of snow on the Devonshire Elementary College playground Jan. 3, 2010. After informing the teachers he had been injured and couldn’t walk, the suit filed in Cook County Circuit Court then alleges that his teachers told him to crawl through the snow and back to the college.
The negligence suit claims the student complied. He crawled across the playground, through the college and into the classroom.
The Chandanis seek more than $200,000 in hurts, noting that the teachers failed to alert medical services to aid the student back to the college.
The incident comes after Damion Robinson, a 2nd grader at R. J. Hoyland Elementary College in Texas, was told by college officials to walk house across a freeway.
According to KPRC, a woman stopped Robinson when he was close to his neighborhood and called his mother.
In July, a report that implicated more than 180 Atlanta teachers for dishonest testing practices pointed outside that one teacher at the Fain Elementary College in Atlanta, Ga., was forced to crawl under a table at a faculty meeting since her students’ check scores were low, according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution.
The incident at Fain Elementary exemplifies findings from the Atlanta cheating scandal investigation, which concluded that a high-stakes, high-pressure environment that emphasized check scores as part of a teacher pay scheme led educators to extreme measures and fueled a culture of cheating, dread and intimidation. Many have pointed the finger at then-Atlanta superintendent Beverly Hall, blaming her for fostering that culture and shaming teachers who do not produce the desired results. Hall has repeatedly denied those allegations.
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