GREENVILLE, N.C. (October 7, 2021) – A charter school in North Carolina is under fire for a racially charged school lesson that ended with a teacher’s resignation and alleged bullying by other students.
Parents WITN spoke with said their children were singled out by a teacher in a lesson about the U.S. Constitution.
Kanisha Tillman, whose child was in the classroom, told WITN-TV: ‘She had them raise their hand during a constitutional lesson and reminded them that if it wasn’t for the Constitution, they would be her slaves.’
WITN reports Winterville Charter Academy Principal Annastasia Ryan sent a memo out to eighth grade parents on Sept. 24 admitting there was a “racially insensitive lesson” at the school and that action was taken.
The school’s principal, Annastasia Ryan, informed parents of eighth-graders in a Sept. 24 memo of the “racially insensitive lesson” during an English class on Constitution Day, which was observed on Sept. 17.
Two “racially insensitive words” were also used by multiple children in the classroom, leading to an “inappropriate response” from the female educator, Ryan said.
“The teacher was supported in turning in her resignation and will not be returning on campus,” Ryan told parents in the memo obtained by WITN. “Culturally sensitive training for the teacher that resigned will be provided, along with proactive training measures for our current and future staff members.”
Source: WITN/Gray News and New York Post wrote the origina article.