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"You're an embarassment to your family," read one of the teacher's rubber stamps. "You're an embarassment to your family," read one of the teacher's rubber stamps.

Humiliation not marks was teacher’s method

Rubber stamps with degrading messages were used to mark papers

A teacher in Puebla seemed to think some humiliating messages to students would serve better than simple marks or corrections. But education authorities didn’t agree.

Students of Santiago Cabrera Morelos, a teacher at a technical secondary school in San Martín Texmelucan, began taking photos of the messages, which were rubber-stamped in their notebooks, and posted them on social media.

The half-dozen different messages were accompanied by the date and the teacher’s name.

“You are an embarrassment to your family,” read one. “This is why Mexico doesn’t improve,” said another. Worse still was, “Better that you had been aborted!!!”

When officials at the Education Secretariat office in Puebla got wind of the science teacher’s unique form of marking papers, they relieved him of his duties and began an investigation.

In a statement, the Education Secretariat said it “strongly condemns actions that denigrate the integrity of students . . . .”

Source: Milenio (sp)

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