By kindergarten teacher - United States - Hanford
Today, I was feeling sick and fainted while teaching my kindergarten class. I came to when one boy poured a cup of water on my face. Three kids were crying into my walkie talkie telling the office I was dead, and the rest of the class had disappeared. FML
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  AKGirlinSD  |  20

1, although I find The Hangover movies funny, I fear #3 will have a parallel plot to the first one, just as the second one did. I'd like this FML post to be part of the plot because it would be a nice change, if a fourth one is made.

  spaboolly  |  26

When I was in elementary school (admittedly at a private college prep school) we had it drilled into us every year what to do if there was an emergency like this. We all knew to send someone to the nearest room to get another teacher and someone else would dial the office. The rest remained in their seats waiting for instructions. I never had to use this, never heard of anyone else having to use this, but I remember it perfectly even 15 years later. The lack of discipline and personal responsibility among students in the public school system still shocks me.

  crammer1  |  6

17...You should do research and write a paper on the subject of how much better children from private schools are. Sounds like you really know your stuff!

  Anai08  |  17

"The lack of discipline and personal responsibility among students in the public school system still shocks me"

17-So you're going to take this one incident of kindergarteners not knowing how to react and conclude that public school students lack discipline and personal responsibility? First of all, your school showed you and your peers what to do in this event, you wouldn't have known how to behave otherwise, at least not at that age. Second of all, how do figure you can generalize something like that with all public school students? Have you been to every private, and then public school in the U.S. and concluded after years of study that private school students do tend to have more discipline or responsibility than public school students? Considering the fact that your profile says you're 20 years old, I doubt that.

Get off your high horse.

  MaydayParadexx  |  18

Comment moderated for rule-breaking.. Show it anyway


As a student who went to both public and private schools, I must say that I got a better education at a private school than public. At a public school you generally are just a number being pushed through the system. Generally at private institutions the class sizes are smaller and you receive better one on one time with the teacher and you aren't just another face in the crowd. Generally the larger cities have the worst performance in schools versus the smaller cities due to how big those schools are and how well funded they are; case in point, Chicago which just closed 53 underperforming elementary schools. Regardless of cities or schools, you have to have kids willing to learn and parents willing to push them. When morals and values were taught in schools you have order and hard working students, today you have lazy people who don't want to do anything or work for anything. Welfare is to blame for that. People abusing it. And the middle class having to pay for the woman with 11 kids while she doesn't do a damn thing to support them. Society is breaking down. Common sense is gone.


Where I live, (Aus so a bit different) private schooling is mostly an expensive waste. Some people may believe that it's a better option, but depending on your kid it doesn't matter. I've gone to a public school all my life and had more opportunities than my peers in private. Very little of them had the chance to start uni in school as I do. And very little private schools have support programs for people who are looking into a vocational pathway. Here, there is that many systems and government bodies and so many restrictions on public schooling that must be complied with that education is generally of a high caliber. Whereas in private school, they aren't monitered as closely and can be of a lower standard.

  cmyk  |  19

I've gone to both private and public nurseryschool/school/university, and there are pro's and con's with both. You can't say public is shit just because. I don't know how its in the states, but where I live the teachers gives a rats ass about their students no matter the amount you pay/ dont pay! Actually, public universities for exsample, here does a lot better than the private ones!

And by the sound of it, the kids in OP's case were doing great concidering their theacher passed out, by contacting other adults and trying to wake her up. Dosent matter how rich or poor you are, characther goes a lot further than grades in real life..

  MayaTheBee_fml  |  10

I think both private and public schools can be great, it just depends on the teachers and how the school interacts with you and all that... We have a private school in our city and it's not that great (and our teachers despise that school), whilst my public school, which mostly has amazing teachers, is on of the best in the Netherlands, both in education and interaction with students. Plus our teachers actually care :)

  Burton_Forever  |  23

I also went to a private and a public school and the private school was about 2 years ahead of the public school, but the public school seemed to care more about the students than the private school did. The public school tried to help a lot more than the private school ever considered trying.


17- For all you know OP could be a teacher at a private school.

Also, they're fucking kindergarters. Maybe they were taught what to do, but panicked too much to do it. We don't know.

As for the private vs public school debate, I think it depends on the school and/or teachers.

  ddlovatolover  |  23

The bunch of kindergarteners are more helpful than 25 people in a subway when someone passes out! Next time when I pass out I hope I have a bunch of kindergarteners around me!

  krazykyra  |  12

Cancer isn't really a great joke topic... I'm not surprised you got thumbed down. Cancer kills people, and ruins their friends and families lives. I watched my aunt die of ovarian cancer just earlier this week. Getting cancer definitely isn't all that funny, nor is it a joking matter.

By  rara_boo  |  7

Dude you scared the crap outta a bunch of kids, more like FTL. I hope you rewarded the kids who stayed behind and tried to communicate with the office!!