Why This 7-Year-Old Girl Got in Trouble for Just Signing Her Name on Her Homework
A Texas mother was shocked to learn that her 7-year-old daughter, Alyssa, had gotten in trouble at school for something as simple as writing her name correctly.
Brenda Hatcher, a friend of Alyssa's mother, recently shared a photo of Alyssa's supposed wrongdoing on Facebook, and it immediately went viral.
In the image, Alyssa wrote her name in cursive at the top of a homework assignment. For a student so young, writing correctly in cursive is pretty impressive. Alyssa's teacher, though, felt quite the opposite. She wrote in stark red pen: "Stop writing your name in cursive. You have had several warnings."
Hatcher commented on the post, "Share this everywhere…Alyssa is 7!!! Not only is her mother a military veteran but, she took the time to teach her very young child how to write in cursive… This is her teacher's response…What is wrong with today's school system/society??? #cursive"
She also commented; "She doesn't write everything in cursive… That's her own personal signature… I had to learn to write in cursive when I was young… This should never be something a teacher frowns upon."
As for why the teacher has such a problem with the form of writing, Hatcher said, "The teacher claims she can't write in cursive because the other students don't know how to do that yet." She also adds that Alyssa's mother wishes for the name of the teacher and the school to "remain private."
Still, mothers have commented on the post in outrage, and the photo has since been shared almost 500,000 times.
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