This cute little girl with a head full of fresh braids with beads on the end twirled her hair in class. The sound of the beads clinking against each other was pleasurable to her ears. Maybe she felt especially pretty that day. Maybe the sound calmed her.
The repeating clinkety clink of the beads frayed her teacher’s nerves. The teacher called the seven-year old to the front of the class and took matters into her own hands by publicly humiliating the child and cutting off one of her braids in front of her classmates. They laughed and the little girl walked back to her seat and cried.
The $175 fine that the teacher must pay for “disorderly conduct” is akin to a smack on the hand, a far more gentle punishment than Lamya Cammon suffered at her teacher’s hand.
Speak up for this little girl. Write, e-mail or call:
Congress Elementary School
5225 West Lincoln Creek Drive
Milwaukee, WI 53218
Tel: (414) 616-5300