As of Monday Aaron will no longer attend the public school down the street.
The straw that broke the camels back, so to speak, were stories he shared about one of his teachers. He told me of her screaming in the kids faces and threatening to rip up papers that didn’t have the kids names on them. The kids are not allowed to speak in class at all all afternoon. He went on, my stomach hurts when I have to go to her class because I know no matter what I do even if I am perfectly good, she will scream at all of us. He today talked about the faces of his friends as she screamed at them. This on top of the not being able to use the bathroom when he needed to and him having to sit alone at lunch, I broke. I can’t send my kid off to school or have him come home in tears daily. It’s not for him and it makes me ill to think this is what happens in that school. I know not all teachers are this way. His one teacher he loves. Ryan has adored all the teachers at Ed Plus but there are some, like the one who abused Ryan and the one Aaron has, who need not to teach. I am proud of Aaron for telling me what exactly was happening.
Although Aaron is a super social kid he is choosing to cyber the rest of the year. It is too late to find a school for him and this gives us time to figure it out. I have already looked into a STEM co-op a few days a week. I am nervous about it but I think having Aaron at home will be way easier than having Ryan home. Aaron is a very self directed kid at 10 years old.
I knew I had made the right decision when I asked if he wanted to go back and say goodbye and he said, there is no need for that.