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White teacher recorded humiliating Black child

The importance of a solid education from a good teacher is critical for a young child. Many people have memories of a tough teacher who demanded the best and for some it was inspirational. For others, it was a nightmare that you just didn’t measure up to the subject. For one student at the elite charter school Success Academy Cobble Hill in Brooklyn, New York, the teacher may have stepped over the line.

A video was secretly recorded by an unidentified assistant teacher of a class engaged in a math problem. Veteran teacher Charlotte Dial calls on a child to explain her answer and the young Black student is subjected to an angry tirade. Dial then sends the student to the “calm down chair and sit.” During her rant against the small child, the teacher rips up the student’s paper and shouts, “There’s nothing that infuriates me more than when you don’t do what’s on your paper!”

Charlotte Dial (Photo Credit: YouTube Screen Shot)

Charlotte Dial (Photo credit: YouTube screenshot)

Dial has been considered a highly effective teacher and serves a model teacher, instructing her colleagues. The video was recorded in 2014 and was recently shown to the administration of Success Academy. A spokesperson for the school identified as Ann Powell stated to media that she found the video shocking and that Dial would be suspended pending an investigation. The results of the investigation have not been made public but it is reported that the teacher was back on the job a week and a half later. Parents at the school have been supportive of Dial and her methods of teaching children. A statement by the teacher was issued through the school read, “I’m deeply committed to the children and families of our school, and I’m sorry for my lapse in emotional control 15 months ago. As I tell my scholars to do, I will learn from this mistake and be a better teacher for it.”

It is unknown how this “calm down chair” is used or what the effects on a student’s record might entail. However, being humiliated in front of fellow students for a math problem seems unreasonable. But, according to unidentified former and current staff at the Success Academy network of schools, this might be common practice. The success Academy network has been noted for its high scores on state achievement tests with 64 percent passing in reading and 94 percent in math. These test scores outrank public schools and even some wealthy private schools, especially at their Success Academies in Harlem.



  1. RollingMo on February 13, 2016 at 9:14 am

    This is what we subject our children to if we are not involved. I feel so sorry for that little girl. That is not teaching. That would make me fearful of her and learning. “Calm down Chair”? The kid was not doing anything wrong in her behavior. Is this taking it to far?

    • Nigg_Newton on February 13, 2016 at 9:47 am


      Sorry but there is NOTHING WRONG with what this WHITE TEACHER DID.

      She has HIGH STANDARDS…and I appreciate her PASSION!

      • Catherine on February 15, 2016 at 1:22 pm

        Nigg, have you ever considered getting off social media and getting a life? The only reason you are here is because you hate your nigger mama and you are taking it out on every other Black woman. Get some therapy.

        • Nigg_Newton on February 15, 2016 at 1:50 pm

          My mother is a prominent Civil Rights attorney and she retired in 2015! She and my father are in Negril, Jamaica until, June 2016!

          Please worry about things that concern your life. Things like the BLACKS in your neighborhood being shot dead, raped, robbed and the fraudulent school system that your children attend.

          Don’t worry about ME and my family we are all educated, wealthy, Jews. Living and flourishing in NYC.

          You BLACK FOLKS are so pathetic always begging for CHILD SUPPORT, Welfare, and diversity.

  2. Nigg_Newton on February 13, 2016 at 9:48 am

    I see nothing wrong.

    Why is this CHILD unable to learn basic math…PUT THAT ON the parents.

    Parents you MUST get involved with — TEACHING YOUR CHILDREN…

    Also, this BLACK CHILD was acting up and that’s a behavior issue!

    • RollingMo on February 13, 2016 at 9:58 am

      How was the child acting up?

      • Jason on February 14, 2016 at 12:48 pm

        The kid wasn’t. There B can’t teach, so she is taking her frustration out on a baby.

    • Jason on February 14, 2016 at 12:47 pm

      Just the tone of this lady’s voice is enough to conclude her hatred and disdain for this child. I would like to hear her tone when speaking to the other children.

      • Nigg_Newton on February 14, 2016 at 1:18 pm

        Sorry, I don’t care about TONE, I care about RESULTS…

        WHEN are BLACKS going to start demanding results?

        This WOMAN sounds very PASSIONATE about learning. She get’s an A+ in my book.

        I don’t need a TEACHER patronizing my child, while they are FAILING MATH.

        THIS is happening right now in — EVERY BLACK INNER CITY SCHOOL…

        Teachers are just going through the motions…only to get a paycheck!

        • Jason on February 14, 2016 at 3:39 pm
          • Nigg_Newton on February 14, 2016 at 4:44 pm

            I see you want to be lied too.

            HERE YOU GO…

            – President Obama is the best President ever.

            – BLACKS are now the Dominate Minority Group.

            – BLACKS are fully employed and crime is down in Upper Income Black Neighborhoods.

            – Blacks are planning to send an expeditionary group to planet Mars.

            Now are you happy with the LIES about BLACKS

            But best believe these things are happening in the: White, Asian, Hispanic, and Indian communities of — AMERICA!

          • Jason on February 14, 2016 at 5:32 pm

            Spoken like a suspected white supremacist. Obviously, your white female teachers with a lack of respect for black children are not helping any of those lies to eventually become truths. I guess their techniques to teach black children have failed.

          • Nigg_Newton on February 14, 2016 at 7:14 pm

            FYI STATS — for you GOOD BLACKS:

            – 96% of all BLACK WOMEN have or are wearing WEAVE!

            – 94% of all BLACK WOMEN have or will have and ABORTION!

            – 92% of all BLACK WOMEN know or have had an STD!

            – 92% of all BLACK WOMEN are or will need WELFARE in their lifetime!

            – 89% of all BLACK WOMEN believe they are Black Queens.

            – 86% of all BLACK WOMEN have dated or want to date another WOMAN

            – 72% of all BLACK WOMEN have babies OUT-OF-WEDLOCK!

            – 69% of all BLACK WOMEN believe in STRIPPING as a career option!

            – 53% of all BLACK WOMEN will be SINGLE forever!

            – 28% of ALL BLACK WOMEN will get MARRIED!

            – 22% of ALL Bi-Racial Children raised by White Mothers will be President, CEO, Doctor, Lawyer, Accountant, Engineer or Astronaut.

            >>>> NOW how do you like them DAMN STATISTICS… <<<<

            — Black Women have FAILED our BLACK AMERICA…Black WOMEN have ruined our Black America!

        • IH8IROAST on February 16, 2016 at 10:16 pm

          I shouldn’t even waste my time correcting a dummy like yourself, but in any form of education just about the worst thing you can do is make a pupil feel stupid for “not getting it”. A well thought out, inquiry based lesson involves the teacher checking for learning (asking questions to check for misconceptions and confusion) so the teacher is 100% wrong. And speaking of race, perhaps if white subtley racist teachers didn’t come to urban schools, and incorrectly place minority students they don’t understand (and haven’t made an effort to try to) in special education, those students wouldn’t be stuck in classes that in the end won’t earn them a diploma. Without a hs diploma your options are extremely limited or you get into crime. This is called the school to prison pipeline and it’s SUPER racist. Bottom line, you don’t know what you’re talking about so stfu

          • Nigg_Newton on February 17, 2016 at 12:38 pm

            You are so RIGHT…

            AND I AM SO WRONG…now let’s use EXAMPLES to prove each other POINT…

            MY POINT…just look at the BLACK CHILDREN in America and how STUPID they are.

            NOW look at all other BLACK CHILDREN outside America and how SMART they are.

            DROPS MIC…

            YOU BLACKS want to be talked nice to, and told you are not really right, and then you GRADUATE and cannot find a JOB, get into a COLLEGE and wonder WHY….

            GET SERIOUS — CLOWN!

  3. mrhowell2002 on February 13, 2016 at 5:10 pm

    I’m black and that’s how I was taught… Sensitive folk… #suckitup

    • Jason on February 14, 2016 at 12:48 pm

      Then you must be as ignorant as the teacher.

      • Nigg_Newton on February 14, 2016 at 7:13 pm

        Maybe, it’s you and your wanting to be pacified by White Liberals. Sorry, I would like the opportunity to compete with others.

        Black children have been coddled so much. It’s to the point now, they cannot compete with 3rd World Hispanics.

        Blacks are becoming a dying race. We are already 4th Class Citizens in our own America.

        1st Class Citizens – Whites & Asians

        2nd Class Citizens – Hispanics, Caribbeans, Africans, & Indians

        3rd Class Citizens – illegal HISPANICS

        4th Class Citizens – Blacks Born in the USA

        Sad, but coddling these BLACK CHILDREN is not helping but hurting.

  4. Jesse Del on February 14, 2016 at 10:43 am

    The teacher all in her right ….. Nothing wrong done here …. And for those stupid ignorant people that are trying to make this video viral …. Your WRONG
    Get a life….

  5. Jason on February 14, 2016 at 12:46 pm

    WHITE women teaching black children are the issue. Why would the chicken drop her chicks off at KFC? Black people need to acquire the skills to homeschool OR find african centered education centers to send their children. Stop faking the funk, and acknowledge why black children are filling the school to prison pipeline.

  6. Oingo Boingo on February 15, 2016 at 6:31 pm

    I doubt this was the first or the last time she has done this as she obviously feels totally comfortable with berating and embarrassing students. Racially motivated or not the administration needs to have her monitored and taking training on how to control and more importantly not let the normal parts of her job send her into an emotional tirade. Only someone so twisted could tell a student to sit in the calm down chair as she rages. Sad how if a young man responds inappropriately to a misbehaving customer they get fired immediately. but if a supposedly mature and educated woman that has the most important role of educating and being a role model for our children does she gets a paid vacation.

  7. guest on February 16, 2016 at 9:33 am

    This was nothing compared to what I went through with the nuns in parochial school but that was twenty years ago, kids are a lot different now and humiliating the little girl like that probably did more damage than it helped her learn.

  8. Chuck on February 18, 2016 at 1:02 pm

    It sounds like the teacher needs the “calm down chair.” She has personal issues that she’s dealing with and is taking them out on this child. This is not an example of a teacher who is passionate about her work. If she was, it would be displayed with love & not embarrassment. This is showing the kids that it’s OK to be an adult bully. The school system should place her on an Admin Leave for counseling. This saddens me.