Report: Slow readers can either miss recess or get face drawn on

Posted at 12:44 PM, Nov 16, 2012
and last updated 2012-11-16 12:44:40-05

DECLO, ID (CBS/KBOI)– A school district in Declo, Idaho confirmed if a child didn’t reach their reading goal they could either miss recess or have their face painted on.

Students were allowed to use markers to draw mustaches, goatees, and names on the faces of slower readers in the class.

The district’s superintendent says the fourth graders had a say in the decision, but parents are still divided on the issue. One parent says, “Not only was my son punished with bullying, but the other students were rewarded with bullying. They are being taught that bullying is ok and there is nothing wrong with this.”

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