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.
The event formerly known as Home World has a new name and new location.Get totally inspired for spring as you find hundreds of ways to improve your home. Make your home the one you really want. Show open daily duringmall hours. Admission is free!
Landscaping and Outdoors
Get ready for Spring and Summer and transform your outdoor space into something that feels like you’re on vacation
Make sure to visit our demonstration stage during the entire show. There will be exciting demonstrations on how to re-purpose and design thanks to Monarch Market Affair.
Meet Barry Williams from The Brady Bunch
Join us as we welcome Me-TV superstar Barry Williams who played the iconic Greg Brady from The Brady Bunch TV Show. Meet him and get an autograph on February 10th stage side at center court in front of Macy’s.
The line will start forming when the Mall Opens, and Barry’s First appearance will be at 11 a.m.
Come prepared with your camera or cell phone for the Meet and Greet.