School Principal Holds ‘Mock Funeral’ To Motivate Teachers

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (CBS Local) — The principal of an elementary school in Tennessee is under fire after hosting a “mock funeral,” complete with a baby doll in what appears to be a casket, to motivate teachers.

Tina Smith, the principal of Getwell Elementary School in Memphis, reportedly wanted to motivate teachers to work harder after Public School Review showed the school scored in the bottom 50 percent for math and reading in the state in 2015.

Smith “planned a variety of activities during in-service last week aimed to renew the focus and commitment of staff members in the new year,” a representative of Shelby County Schools told Yahoo Lifestyle. “One activity involved a mock funeral, which was designed as a symbolic act to eliminate negativity and excuses associated with with previous years of poor academic…

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