San Marcos Unified teacher goes off on parents critical of distance learning
Watch the teacher’s rant below:
SAN MARCOS (KUSI) – As some California school districts still are not holding five days a week, in-person instruction for our students, frustration from both parents and teachers is growing.
San Marcos High School teacher Alissa Piro was recorded going off on students during a Zoom call after she dared parents to “come at” her because she was “sick” of them telling her how she should do her job.
Specifically, she was speaking to the parents who simply want their students back in the classroom full-time.
California is one of the only states in the country yet to resume in person classes, dozens of other states have proved it to be safe, but some of our teachers still refuse to return to the classroom.
Piro suggested the parents didn’t know what they were talking about.
She ranted, “If your parent wants to talk to me about their profession and their opinion on their profession, I would love to hear that. However, if your parent wants to come talk to me about how I’m not doing a good enough job in distance learning based on what you need as an individual? Just dare them to come at me. Because I am so sick to my stomach of parents trying to tell educators how to do their job.”
The video was shared by the @ReopenCASchool Twitter account. The Reopen California Schools group is also reporting that Piro has been put on administrative leave by San Marcos School District.
In the video, Piro also told a white student that there is no need for a “white student union” because whites already “get everything.”
Piro apparently believes the return to in-person learning is white privilige.
One San Marcos parent did not shy away from sharing her reaction to Piro’s angry rant. Kimberly Imhoff is the parent of two students in San Marcos Unified, an 8th and 11th grader.
She joined KUSI’s Paul Rudy on Good Morning San Diego to share her frustration with teachers like Piro who are adamant about not returning to the classroom.