Oh boy, look at what this 10-year old boy was punished for. From ABC 13:
“TARBORO, North Carolina –Parents of a fifth grader are concerned after their child was punished for referring to his teacher as ‘ma’am.’“
“He says his teacher told him to write the word on the sheet because he kept referring to her as ‘ma’am’ despite her instruction not to. As part of his punishment, Tamarion had to have the paper signed by a parent.“
Of course the name of the teacher isn’t listed and at least the school was courteous enough to allow the student to switch teachers. I really can’t help but wonder what the teacher wanted to be called? Miss Doe or ma’am weren’t acceptable?