Oregon primary school employee resigns after telling noisy children that they were lucky they didn't pick & # 39; cotton & # 39; and & # 39; cleaning her house & # 39;
- Unknown female worker resigned after telling noisy students at Linwood Elementary School that they were lucky they didn't pick & # 39; cotton & # 39;
- The woman worked as an instructor, according to the school officials
- She commented on 31 May on students who were mainly children of color
An elementary school employee in Oregon resigned after telling a noisy group of students that they were lucky they didn't pick & # 39; cotton & # 39 ;.
The unidentified female employee worked as an educational assistant at Linwood Elementary School in Milwaukie.
She commented on May 31 to the group of students who were mostly children of color.
The unidentified female employee worked as an assistant assistant at Linwood Elementary School (photo) in Milwaukie
Mother, Syreeta Spencer (left) said the employee made the comment while following the students during lunch and break. Spencer & # 39; s 11-year-old daughter from the biracial, Jasmyn (right), said the woman said to them: & You're lucky I won't let you pick cotton
Mother, Syreeta Spencer, told KGW8 that the employee made the comment while following the students during lunch and the break.
& # 39; It was really devastating, & # 39; said Spencer.
Spencer & # 39; s 11-year-old biracial daughter, Jasmyn, said she was & # 39; sad and purposeful & # 39; felt through the eruption.
& # 39; The teacher was like, & # 39; you're lucky I won't let you pick cotton and clean up my house and things like that, & # 39; & # 39; Jasmyn said to the station.
Once Jasmyn had told her mother, Spencer called on officials from the North Clackamas School District to dismiss the woman.
The employee was initially put on leave after the incident, but the headmaster confirmed that the woman who had made the incident & # 39; inappropriate racial comments & # 39; were no longer used by the district.
When Jasmyn told her mother, Spencer called on officials from the North Clackamas School District (file image) to dismiss the woman. The employee was initially granted leave after the incident, but the school principal confirmed that the woman is no longer working for the district
& # 39; We know and understand that the impact of spoken words can be harmful to our students and that was the case in this situation & # 39 ;, the director wrote in a letter to the parents.
"I deeply regret this impact and will continue to work with our students and the school community to ensure that they are heard and feel supported," says the letter, according to KGW8.
Spencer told The Oregonian that her daughter's school organizes a group discussion for students to have a conversation about similar issues.
She said she hopes that the incident will evoke dialogue & some empathy & # 39 ;.
& # 39; I don't know why (the employee) felt comfortable saying that. & # 39;
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