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Teacher banned from sending kids shopping

The Local · 5 Oct 2012, 15:09

Published: 05 Oct 2012 15:09 GMT+02:00

Education Ministry Secretary Andrea Becker confirmed to the Saarbrücker Zeitung newspaper that a teacher at the Mandelbachtal Elementary School had repeatedly sent pupils on personal errands to the grocery store during school hours.

"Clearly, this is not allowed," the state secretary announced, saying that the school had been ordered to put an immediate stop to children being sent on private errands.

The ministry became aware of the situation after the summer holidays, when angry parents complained that their children were being sent to do the teacher’s grocery shopping when they should have been in class.

"The ministry reacted as soon as it was informed," Becker wrote in a statement, but she declined to provide further details.

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15:53 October 5, 2012 by coffeelover
Yea, that;s wrong. Reminds me of the time in my junior year of high school when I finished my course work for the day and had 45 minutes free time. My teacher gave me her car and house keys and told me to retrieve her briefcase with extra study material. What she did not tell me was how to get a VW beetle into reverse gear. I ended up pushing her car out of it's parked spot! Yea, I know no big deal for that car. Leaving her house, I somehow found reverse gear by accident, since that day, I have educated many people how to find reverse on VW transmissions. See how you can learn things with education?
12:19 October 6, 2012 by shawon
Yes, Kids shopping may harmful for them and that's why we can use online shopping so that parents can check what they are trying to buy.
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