The worst part about today’s video of a Success Academy charter school teacher berating a small child isn’t just that it happened, but that the school appears fine with this shocking behavior as a matter of policy. If you used to teach at S.A. and have more to share, we’d like to hear from you.

Teachers or teacher assistants of any age: if you worked at a Success Academy school and have a story of any relevance to the institutional problem of inappropriate teaching methods or behavior, contact me at We understand you might not feel comfortable using your real name, or having specific details of your time at Success Academy published—and that’s totally fine. We can make sure you remain anonymous even if you share something with us that could shed more light on teacher-student aggression.

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