We are feeling a bit like the fly in this video with the whole school situation:
Yesterday we had a meeting with the principal and the coordinator. They told us they had talked to the teacher, and that she said she didn't realize what she had been doing to the kids. I don't buy that for a second. There have been parents that complained in the past, and afterward she singled their kids out and treated them even worse (if that's possible). One of the other teachers even warned a mother this year that she shouldn't complain while her daughter was still in this woman's class, because she would end up making the girl's life miserable.
Anyway, the principal has promised us that the teacher will change and treat the children well from now on, and that they will be watching her to make sure she actually does. I really am not satisfied with this, because I don't believe that people can just change overnight. While she may change temporarily, as soon as they stop watching her she'll probably go back to her old ways. So, we're kind of between a rock and a hard place. We'll give her another chance because the only other option is to file an official complaint with the authorities, and we would rather not have it come to that. But we really are not optimistic about the outcome.
I guess we'll just have to hang onto the idea that there's always a way out, but I hope it's not as bad as it was for the fly.
What do you think, can people really change overnight?