And if inappropriate teacher – student contact is not enough for a parent to worry about:
In Texas a middle school principal threatened to kill his teachers, if test scores did not improve. Kill! He ended this ominous speech by saying, "You don’t know how ruthless I can be." A teacher, who was included among the threatened group, notified the school board, who did nothing. The teacher has been reassigned as a form of punishment. So in this principal, we have all the actions of a tyrant, on a much smaller scale: threats, retaliation, revenge, ruthlessness, and no respect for others or the rule of law, but only that which will promote personal power and prestige. I guess it doesn’t take much power to corrupt some. Unfortunately, it is not only the teachers who are hurt by arrogant, abusive, and power- mad bureaucrats: the 90% of children who attend public schools get the ultimate short end of the stick.