A California teacher was caught reprimanding her students for wanting to put an end to online learning and return to the classroom full time in a Zoom video that was leaked on social media.
Newly released video of a @SanMarcosUSD HS teacher going off on students and their parents over distance learning and other issues. Originally posted to FB. Apparently this is a common occurrence. pic.twitter.com/pjEN80kLNh
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Alissa Piro teaches English at San Marcos High School and during a virtual classroom session, she is captured yelling at her students about the push to end online learning. She appears to be referring to a lawsuit that was filed by a group of parents against Governor Newsom and 6 North County School districts regarding COVID restrictions that are preventing students from being able to return to classrooms on a full time basis.
“If your parent wants to talk to me about their profession and their opinion on their profession, I would love to hear that…, However, if your parent wants to come talk to me about how I’m not doing a good enough job in distance learning based on what you need as an individual? Just dare them to come at me. Because I am so sick to my stomach of parents trying to tell educators how to do their job.” Alissa Piro
The video was filmed by a student’s family member and then shared in a Facebook group focused around reopening schools in the district. The district voted to go with a hybrid model which would only allow students to be in the classroom two days a week and that model would continue through the remainder of the school year. Many parents and students were furious with the school district’s decision.
The video was brought to the principal of the school where Piro teaches, but it appears that Principal Dawson has not done anything to address the situation.
“She’s a bully, Open SM Schools. These rants were so often my child said he “tuned her out” and was just trying to get thru the class…this is exactly what’s wrong with education and if the school district sweeps this then they are just as responsible.” – FB post from mother