I'm a pro-union, UCLA educated, LA native with a son in an LAUSD elementary school. His teacher should have been removed from the classroom a long time ago. She verbally abuses them for hours a day, teaches virtually nothing, refers to her students as "jackasses" and "f--king idiots" when talking to their parents, and has threatened to shoot them on four occassions in the last four months.
Many students have developed nervous ticks, and approximately half the class virtually refuses to come to school. Parents have taken the issues to the teacher, who denies it all, and the principal, who is dismissive and stalling. Parents want to go over her head but are afraid of retribution against their children. I have been told "you will be sorry for putting things on paper" by the teacher.
How do we protect our children from a teacher who should not be in the classroom?