Teacher tying bathroom breaks to good behavior results in student ‘accident’

NBCDFW.com is reporting that a second-grade teacher at J.O. Davis Elementary in Irving, Texas, had a system in which her students were awarded extra bathroom breaks for good behavior, Yahoo! News reports. The system is causing a controversy because of an “accident.” According to NBCDFW.com, the teacher, who is in her first year, would award her students something called “Boyd Bucks” for good behavior which could be redeemed for privileges such as extra bathroom breaks beyond the three allowed during the school day. The system was meant to provide some positive reinforcement to instill discipline in the classroom. The system went sideways, according to the NBCDFW.com story, when one of her charges, an honor roll student, had an overwhelming call of nature and a lack of Boyd Bucks, suffered an “accident” when he was denied a bathroom break by his teacher. This led to the student’s humiliation and a very angry mother…

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