Teachers not at fault
The pumpkin patch mess was not a miscommunication and the teachers have nothing to apologize for. People don’t know the truth about this incident and it’s time to clarify it.
I’m one of the parents who was there on Friday when the first incident occurred, and the children were never in any danger the only thing they were doing “wrong” was trying to get a pumpkin from the front area of the pumpkin patch and the teacher was with them at all times. That’s when the owner told her she was not able to get pumpkins from the front, they had to get them from the field at which time the teacher answered in Spanish. After this, Liz Changala told another teacher that her husband was very upset because the teacher had answered him in Spanish. This is when they were discussing the incident and it was a discussion in English.
I both saw and heard both parties speaking in English; we were even introduced in English.
People need to get their story straight and the Burton district needs to stand up for their teachers or at least be honest and take accountability about who approved the letter that was sent to the parents — the principal.
Unfortunately, it’s who you are in this city, and teachers are just plain good teachers and have no land the Burton School District wants or has bought from them.