Rex Roland: N.C Teacher Calls Student a Loser on her Paper
Rex Roland, a Teacher at Enka Middle School in North Carolina, in Trouble for Calling Student a Loser on her Paper
Rex Roland, who teaches sixth grade at Enka Middle School in Candler, North Carolina, said he was joking when he called one of his students a 'loser' on her paper, but her mother Patty Clement does not see it that way.
She wants Rex Roland to be suspended.
This is not the first time Mr. Roland has called that student a loser either. Back in November he also wrote 'loser' in red ink on the girl's paper and this time he wrote 'minus 20% for being a loser' and then underlined 'loser' twice. ABC has a video report of the story.
Patty Clement complained about the conduct in November when it happened the first time, but now it has happened again, she wants Rex Roland to be suspended.
"This is telling her that you're a loser, you're not going to go anywhere," Clement said.
The Buncombe County School District released a statement saying the matter was being looked in to and the principal and Mr. Roland have met with Ms. Clement but says that it is not enough. She wants teachers to inspire, not break down children.
Rex Roland has been teaching at the school for 12 years, but Ms. Clement removed her daughter from his class. Some parents said Mr. Roland was just trying to relate to his students but no one would go on record in his defense.