Teacher forgets kid's name, calls him 'black boy'6/9/2012
We've all had moments when someone's name has temporarily slipped our memory. Most of us, however, don't resort to racial slurs as a placeholder. That's allegedly what one Connecticut middle school teacher did last month when she apparently forgot the name of a student and instead referred to him as "black boy." Kathleen Pyles, a math teacher at North End Middle School in Waterbury, Conn., became agitated when the student corrected her when she called him the wrong name, reportedly responding, "How about black boy? Go sit down, black boy." Pyles has been placed on administrative leave while school officials investigate.
Should the teacher lose her job?