Tuesday, August 28, 2018


by Bob Walsh

Tamarion Wilson, 10, got jacked up by his teacher for calling her "Ma'am" to her face. In fact the teacher said at the time that, had she had something handy, she would have thrown it at him. She admitted to that, but says it was not meant seriously and she believed that young Mr. Wilson knew that..

Tamarion's parents were puzzled by this situation and went to the school to talk with the teacher and principle to ensure that they understood what happened. They understood correctly. The teacher, at North East Carolina Preparatory School in Tarboro, N.C. was so offended that she directed that Tamarion write the word ma'am several times on a piece of paper, and look up the definition and write it down. (The definition says that it is a term of respect directed to a female person in authority, especially in the uniform services, and also to a female member of royalty.)

Maybe it's just me, but it sounds to me like this woman has a screw loose. I could see she would be pissed if he had called her "bitch", but "ma'am" is completely appropriate I should think.

The parents requested that Tamarion be moved to another class. The principle concurred. The school has declined further comment.

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