Fifth-grade student punished for calling student “ma’am” after she asked him not to

Good grief. I live in Oklahoma and get called “ma’am” everyday. Clerks also call me “hon” and “sweetie.”

Some people have too much butthurt in their lives.

From Daily Mail: A fifth-grade boy has been punished for calling his teacher ‘ma’am’ after she asked him not to use the term of respect.

Student Tamarion Wilson, 10, was made to write out the word ‘ma’am’ repeatedly during class on Tuesday at North East Carolina Preparatory School in Tarboro, North Carolina.

His mother Teretha Wilson was shocked when he returned home from the public charter school with the sheet of paper, for her to sign in order to complete the punishment.

‘I asked him what happened. He said he got in trouble for saying “yes ma’am”,’ the mother told ABC 11.

The teacher had apparently warned the class not to call her ‘ma’am’, although the reason for the prohibition is not entirely clear.

While the term of respect is sometimes reserved for married women, or those presumed old enough to have children, in many parts of the South it is used for women of all ages.

Tamarion was hospitalized last month for a seizure illness that included hallucinations and memory loss, although the teacher was not aware of his condition, Wilson said.

When the boy called the teacher ‘ma’am’ after she had prohibited it, the teacher said that if she had something to throw, she would have thrown it at the boy, according to Wilson.

The teacher, who has several years of experience, admitted in a parent conference to saying she would like to throw something, but said it was a joke, Wilson said.

Wilson and Tamarion’s father, McArthur Bryant, said that they had raised their children to address their elders as ‘sir’ and ‘ma’am’.

‘As a father, to feel kind of responsible for that…knowing that I have been raising him and doing the best that I can, it’s not acceptable,’ Bryant told the ABC affiliate.

Wilson met with the teacher and the principal on Wednesday, and requested that Tamarion be placed in a different classroom. The principal granted the request, Wilson said.

The school released a brief statement, saying: ‘This is a personnel matter which has been handled appropriately by the K-7 principal.’

North East Carolina Preparatory School is a public charter school with grades kindergarten through 12. Enrollment was 960 at the beginning of the school year.

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Dr. Eowyn
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The school’s website has expunged its page containing the names of the faculty. According to a Facebook post (https://www.facebook.com/lakisha.l.battle/posts/1904330866290901), the teacher’s name is Mrs. Williams, who teaches 5th grade.

Website of North East Carolina Preparatory School says the principal is Cindy Dawes. Contact info:

Email: dawescj@necprepschool.com
Address: 274 Husky Trail, Tarboro, NC 27886
Phone: (252) 641-0464
Fax: (252) 641-1816

pigpen51
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pigpen51

I was reminded of the Senator, Barbara Boxer, who jumped on the General for calling her Ma’am, because she had worked so hard to get the title. Like the General had been resting and coasting for his entire career. I bet he never got his panties in a wad if someone called him Sir.
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/jun/19/no-maam-for-boxer/

Lophatt
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Lophatt

Yeah, I read this the other day. Wow. If you think that’s bad, have a look at this:

https://12160.info/forum/topics/portland-school-teachers-given-social-justice-guides-praising-isl?xg_source=activity

Lana
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Lana

Boy some people ( lefties) are so touchy, and for all the spiritually superior illusions they have about themselves, they have some of the biggest ( and most fragile) egos I have ever seen. I can’t count the number of monikers I have been called that I don’t particularly care for- every time I went into an Italian deli I was called bella, and when the same age, called mam too- and it seemed like they were addressing me as an old lady, but really? you are going to make a stink? To do this to a kid is disgusting.

Glenn47
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Glenn47

What does the teacher have against good manners in a child? Parents start from birth teaching their children to show respect to their elders. It would seem she is not teacher material.

greenworxx
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greenworxx

This so called teacher is a bully. Throw her out before she ruins all the children she is instructing.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

If she doesn’t want to be called ma’am, she should go teach up north. I guarantee she still won’t like what she’s called in Cleveland though.

Disgusted
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Margie Williams. Fifth Grade williamsmh@necprepschool.com

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Alma
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Alma

First, I would like to know what the teacher wants to be called, is it a HE/SHE/IT , teacher, professor, educator? and the word should be prefer instead of PROHIBIT, is the principal of the school approving the prohibition? Second, should I am the parent of that child, if there is something to throw it would be his/her/its ASS in jail for committing an act of violence against my child, any child, and I would make sure that teacher is prohibited from teaching in my district.

Dave
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LOL – If I was that kid, next time I’d give that idiot “teacher” a choice.

Would she prefer ma’am, or bitch?

But then, I was Bart Simpson before Matt Groening was even born. 😉

St. Longinus
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St. Longinus

If it were my child, I’d tell him (or her) to call her “madam(n)” from now on.