A school teacher is in hot water after making students take part in an exam with cardboard boxes on their heads to apparently stop them cheating.
According to local media, parents are outraged at the teacher’s unusual exam condition and have demanded his dismissal from the Bachilleres 01 El Sabinal School in the central Mexican state of Tlaxcala.
Reports said that the Ethics and Values teacher, identified as Luis Juarez Texis, made the class wear boxes on their heads to stop them copying during the exam.
Through a press release, the parents said that “this is how Luis Juarez Texis treats and humiliates his class” and they asked the authorities to “protect the rights of the students”.
They also asked for the teacher to be dismissed as this kind of “violence” should not be tolerated.
In response to the backlash, the school explained that it was a “dynamic exercise” to help “the students’ psychomotor development”.
They also said that the students had consented to the exercise beforehand.
The school added that it “respects human and individual rights”.
It is unclear whether the incident is being investigated further.
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