Public school question for the other parents-Updated w/ good news My daughter is in public school right now for first grade. She was homeschooled for kindergarten, but we wanted her to go to school for a couple years also for the structure, etc. Her first grade teacher has been a chops-breaker since the beginning. It actually seems like after we had a conference with her and mentioned that she was homeschooled that the teacher became a real hard-arse. My daughter has come home upset, scared, etc several times, but we kind of thought it to be just the way kids are in first grade in a new authority environment. Actually my wife has felt like Emmy has been targeted and singled out, but I've kind less like that. Well this morning, my wife ran into one of Emmy's classmates mother. This parent told my wife that her son is scared to do anything wrong "because he doesn't wnat the teacher to yell at him". She probed a little and found out that there are two kids in the class that get yelled at a lot, and it makes the other kids literally scared. Yeah, you guessed it, the two kids are my daughter and another little girl. I've spoken to this teacher before, once when Emmy came home upset that the teacher had called her a baby and said that her parents were babies. The teacher told me when I called her on it, that she must have said something like the class was acting like babies. I bought it then, but now I'm not so sure. I would like to get Emmy transferred away from this teacher. She has been nothing but problems, and my kid is terrified of her. She gets off the bus and her major achievement is "I didn't do anything wrong today". WTF is that for a 6 year old?? She needs self esteem buildup, but we now find out she gets picked on and singled out by the teacher. I know my daughter doesn't focus sometimes, and the teacher has discussed this with us, and maybe that's worse in school. I went through the same thing in my school years, and I still do, crappy attention abilities. A co worker suggested maybe she's advanced and this class bores her (which Emmy has said before), but I think the problem may lie with the teacher to a degree. Another thing that irked me was that around the christmas season, Emmy kept coming home with Jewish library books and stories. I was like "WTF? I'm not sending her in with 'jesus loves you' stickers or 'Evolution is fraud' stuff, why is she coming home with this crap, and in this season?" I also partly theorized that it may be because Angela and I are among the younger parents (thus the baby comment being believable), and Emmy loves George W. Bush (political retaliation, more of a joke, not that I seriously consider that, but it's possible I'm sure). I have two friends that either were teachers or are certified/qualified to be and have pursued other careers. They both agree that this is odd behavior from the teacher, and that it's completely feasible that it's a resentment toward Emmy for being homeschooled. My one friend has actually argued with me against homeschooling in the past . They feel we need to take action asap, and if it appears legit, get her moved to another class. This distrust of the teacher is accelerated by the current events of people in positions of power over children being caught either abusing that power or having a conflict of interest with the childrens well-being.