Are we truly becoming this stupid, to let little kids pee in their pants because we can't find a different way to teach?Last week, two Vancouver, Wash. third graders said they wet their pants after their teacher would not let them use the bathroom. The students, both girls, said the reason for the denial was that they hadn’t accumulated enough pretend classroom money to pay for privilege.
The unidentified teacher will not be punished in any way as a result of one investigation of the incidents, a teachers union representative told The Columbian.
A separate investigation of the same incident based on livid mother Jasmine Al-Ayadhi’s complaint remains pending.
The alleged incidents occurred May 15 at Mill Plain Elementary School.
The pretend money is designed to teach students about the value of money. Students earn the fictional funds by doing their homework, for example, or by being nice to others. They can spend it to buy pizza or pointless crap like a squirt gun. Students say they must also use the fake cash to pay for bathroom breaks.
The unidentified teacher exacts a seemingly high imaginary price for toilet time: $50.
UPDATE: Pay-To-Pee Teacher Faces No Discipline; Mad Mom Vows To Homeschool
If they're abusing bathroom breaks, they can be cut back without humiliating them.