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Posted: February 12, 2016

Watch: Teacher loses it when first-grader gets her math wrong

By Cox Media Group National Content Desk

A Brooklyn charter school is under fire after a video showing one of its teachers, visibly agitated, tearing up the paper of a first-grader and chastising her work in front of other students.

The teacher, Charlotte Dial, works for Success Academy, and has previously been identified as one of the school’s top teachers.   

In the video, the child is asked to explain a math problem to the other children seated in a circle on the floor.

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When the girl struggles, Dial grabs her paper, rips it in half, and tells the girl to “go sit in the calm down chair!”

The girl complies.

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The New York Times reports that the video was secretly recorded by a teacher’s assistant who has since quit her job there. She was not identified because she fears retribution in her future employment. The teacher’s assistant recorded the video in the fall of 2014.

A spokeswoman for Success Academy, Ann Powell, described the video as shocking, and said Dial had been suspended. But she returned to the classroom a week later.

According to The New York Times own investigation, the teacher’s actions are not an anomaly. Interviews with 20 former and current educators there say Dial’s tactics are not uncommon.

“It’s this culture of, ‘If you’ve made them cry, you’ve succeeded in getting your point across,’” said a former teacher, Jessica Reid Sliwerski.

A Twitter account that identifies itself as Success Academy responded Friday to the controversy.

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