There is hardly any way to comment on the powerful story in today’s NY Times: Mother of Girl Berated in Video Assails Success Academy’s Response.
The story speaks for itself. Please do read it and urge others to read it.
It is the story of the mother of the little girl who was humiliated by her Success Academy Charter School teacher in a short video that was released two weeks ago by the NY Times. The child had won a place at the school by lottery, and the mother had sent her there with hopes the school would prepare her for college.
The school showed the video to the mother just prior to its release in the newspaper. The mother says school officials apologized to her but never to her daughter.
The mother has now removed her child from the Success Academy school and enrolled her in a public school, but the incident in the video clip happened two years ago, and the mother now wonders how to build up her child’s confidence.