Teacher's Name-Calling Considered Child Abuse By Court

, The Connecticut Law Tribune


Sometimes words can be as harmful as physical abuse. At least that's what the state Supreme Court ruled recently when it decided that a teacher who routinely made fun of a young boy in front of his classmates warranted placement on a registry of child abusers.

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  • Parent in CT

    This is an excellent ruling. Finally teachers will understand that there is some accountability for their actions. This will only adversely affect the teachers that abuse their power and rightly so. Name calling, teasing and the like has no place in the classroom.

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