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When Sabrina Grant read the email from a teacher's aide at Woodrow Wilson Elementary School in Framingham, Massachusetts, she was furious. The aide said Grant's 10-year-old autistic son kept playing with one of his loose baby teeth. The aide added it was very distracting, so they yanked the tooth out. Grant got even even angrier when her son got home. She found the loose tooth was still in his mouth, but a molar next to it was missing.

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  1. Three Stooges already did it.

    1. oh a wise guy, eh?

      1. See dat?

  2. Hmm, I'm going to have to chew on this a while to see where I stand.

  3. "Anyone who has fucked an El-Ed major knows what's wrong with American education".
    -- PJ O'Rourke

    1. One of my favorite quotes, but PJ obviously never fucked a child psychology major in college. Every single one I ever met was just chock full of neuroses and daddy issues.

      1. Which made the sex particularly fun.

        1. The sex was great, the aftermath was full of crying and gnashing of teeth. RUN AWAY! RUN AWAY!

      2. Almost half of undergrads can be talked into just about anything. If I could have gotten a degree in testing the limits of that, I would have been my class valedictorian.
        Then again, I got a lot of help from a student from France who always used the word "inches" when she described the size of things in English, even though she thought in centimeters. In 1981 there were at least a dozen women on campus who thought I had a giant in my trousers. Hilarity ensued. Kinda.

        1. I imagine it would be quite hilarious when ten "inches" was discovered to be, well, you did set yourself up for that.

        2. Monique Junot: He keeps putting his testicles all over me.
          Lane Myer: Excuse me?
          Monique Junot: You know, like octopus? Testicles?
          Lane Myer: Ohhhh. Tentacles. N-T. Big Difference.

  4. They shouldn't give dental tools to teacher's aides. Those should remain in the hands of skilled elementary teachers.

  5. Contrast this with the school nurse who _has_ training yet chose to withhold a student's inhaler during his asthma attack.

    We're fucked.

  6. Isn't performing dental work without a license some form of crime?

    1. Not if you're a unionized government employee.

      As an agent of the state, it is logically impossible to commit a crime, since all crimes are crimes against the state.

      How can the state commit a crime against itself? It can't.

      1. Except that going by the fundamental laws of the land, that override all others (the constitution) we don't have any agents of the state. We have agents of The People.

        And pulling the wrong tooth out of a disabled child's mouth while practicing illegal dentistry is certainly a crime against one of The People.

  7. It's assault. But the kid didn't get tased to death or have his chalk artwork hosed off by city workers, so it's all good.

    1. It would amuse me greatly if the mother effected a felonious assault citizen's arrest on the teacher.

      1. Wouldn't work. Citizen's arrests are immediate, as citizens lack the investigative authority of police. A police arrest can be after the fact, even days, weeks, months or years after. A citizen's arrest, in order to be valid, must immediately be made after witnessing a felony. Waiting even a few minutes often invalidates it.

  8. Wow, this is especially distrubing. I'm currently sitting less than 5 miles from that school. Some of my coworkers have kids there. Thank God I don't have kids yet.

  9. the community needs to take the traditional precedent now before this teacher cuts out a kid's eye.

    1. In her defense, he did keep rubbing it. It was very distracting.

      1. I see this as a potential defense tactic for Jerry Sandusky.

  10. Good thing the kid wasn't playing with his penis.

  11. "Grant says the school's principal has apologized, but wants assault and child abuse charges to be filed against the aide."

    Am I the only one who finds this sentence confusing? Does Grant want charges filed, or does the principal want charges filed? If it's Grant, then why doesn't she just call the police and press charges?

  12. Dude seems to know what he is talking about does he not?


  13. I'm sitting in a college American History class. Next to me is an extremely good looking but dumb as a box of rocks blonde chick. The prof likes to include one or two goofy questions on his tests. One was, "What is a famous invention of Thomas Jefferson:
    a) The dumbwaiter
    b) Silk stockings
    c) The Jefferson Airplane"

    The hot blonde future destroyer of young minds shows frustration when the correct answer is given because she had thought it was...

    The Jefferson Airplane. Yes, in the late 1700's.

    I couldn't help but blurt out a laugh, and she was NOT happy with me.

  14. oops, forgot to make it clear, hot blonde was an elementary education major.

  15. Under Obamacare, having teachers double as dentists might be the best option.

  16. 20 Year Study of Job Growth Living Standards Compares Conservative Texas to Liberal Massachusetts. Texas Trounces Massachusetts, Even During The High Tech Boom of the 1990's.


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