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Tistadt Transcript

The YouTube clip of Candy Tistadt screeching at student Dave Kori for calling her home is unavailable this morning, so here’s a transcript:

This is Candy Tistadt, Dean Tistadt’s wife. This message is for Dave Kori. How DARE you call us at home? If you’ve got a problem going to school, you do NOT call somebody’s house and complain about it. My husband was up at 4 o’clock this morning, trying to decide the best thing to do, to send you to school, on a day when the weatherman is calling for one thing and another thing happens. You don’t begin to know what you’re talking about. And don’t you EVER call here again. My husband has been at the office since 6:30 this morning. So don’t you even suggest that he purposefully didn’t answer his phone. He is out almost every single night of the week at meetings with snotty-nosed, little brats, and he may not have called you, but it’s not because he’s home because it snowed. Get over it, kid, and go to school. Get an education, that’s what you’re there for.

Was it appropriate for Dave Kori to call the Tistadt home to ask why he had to go to school in three inches of snow? Well, it’s not something I’d have done. But Mrs. Tistadt’s shrewish return message was at least as ill-advised, and her smug screeching about “snotty-nosed, little brats” is completely out of line. Her husband wouldn’t have his job if it weren’t for the students of Fairfax County, and while undoubtedly some of them are “brats”, they’re brats whose parents pay her husband’s salary. She ought to remember that.

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  2. “Aren’t teacher’s supposed to discuss a student’s misbehavior with parents?”
    ANSWER: Not when the teacher is mentally and emotionally on the same level with the student. Many are. The dress code for teachers is now the same as for students. The training that teachers get instructs them that they are a guide on the side, not a sage on the stage. They don’t command respect because their behavior puts them down with their students. They sit around and joke and shuck and jive with the children. Some even seduce., date, and fornicate with their students.

  3. Where are this Dave Kori’s aprents in all this? Maybe Mrs. Tistadt should have called (or left a message for) Dave’s PARENTS to explain to them POLITELY how Dave’s call was an invasion of privacy, and what is the proper number to inquire about closings. Aren’t teachers supposed to discuss a student’s misbehavior with parents?

    A pox on both Kori and Tistadt!

  4. Part of the agenda of the government school system is to inculcate children with Situation Ethics. At the time Dave made his call to the Super’s house it was right in Dave’s opinion to do it. Those were the ‘ethics” of that “situation”. Should anyone question Dave’s choice? After all, Dave may have spent years in the DARE program during which he would have learned that he needed to weigh the pros and cons about drugs and any other choices and decide for himself whether a choice or action is right for him. Let’s not second-guess Dave’s choice. Similarly, when the schools bring in speakers from Planned Parenthood to advertise their services to the student body the teaching is that CHOICE is up to the individual. So don’t be criticizing that kid. He only did what he thought was right.

  5. I agree that Ms. Tistadt should have exercised better self-restraint and just ignored Mr. Kori’s call, or referred it to her husband. I also agree that “Dave had every right to call a public official,” but if he was calling on Mr. Tistadt in his capacity as a public official he should have done so via his official, not his private, telephone. I disagree with anyone who would claim he had the right to harass him at his home. Does anyone believe they have the right to call, for example, their local garbage collector at home in his off-duty hours? How about a Congressman living in a private residence? Private means private. What troubles me most about this issue is the assumed right of the public to call/harass/nag and otherwise disturb public officials at any time. All people, be they public officials or not, have the right to be left alone when they are off the clock. (Yes, yes, there are exceptions for emergencies, etc.)

    Also, I’m just about the last person to jump on the “It Takes a Village” bandwagon (perhaps it’s a garbage truck, now that I think about it), but it strikes me that Ms. Tistadt’s tirade may have been the first tongue-lashing Mr. Kori ever received. If “Dave proved himself to be a young man of good character, on national television, by apologizing to Mr. & Mrs. Super,” then maybe it did some good.

  6. Missing the point…it isn’t, snow day, phone calls, You Tube posting! It’s INAPPROPRIATE BEHAVIOR BY AN ADULT that’s significant! Whatever Dave Kori’s motive for the call, Mrs. Tistadt was wrong. “He was up at 4:00 this morning trying to decide…” That’s his job. The super should be mortified by his wife’s immaturity. Instead, he justified her actions on national news. What kind of message does that send, when the man responsible for child development absolves inappropriate adult behavior?
    Dave had every right to call a public official whose job started at 4AM, because of a DOE ordinance. If Mr. & Mrs. Superintendent can’t cope with the pressures of his job, then they find another job. The woman ranted like someone of unsound mind, not a beau ideal. Besides, the woman was Tistadt’s wife, not the superintendent. Her behavior says: lack of restraint, inappropriate adult behavior, not well educated, etc. “What was she doing calling a student? Dave’s call was not for her.
    I’m a mother. I get angry too, but I have self-control. However, had I been Dave’s mother, it would have taken a great deal of that self-control not to retaliate. I keep seeing comments about like “everybody loses it”; yes, everyone does at some point, but she had time to think before she solved the mystery of telephone operation and began pressing those seven numbers on her phone to make it work. Shouldn’t she accept responsibility for her actions?
    Dave proved himself to be a young man of good character, on national television, by apologizing to Mr. & Mrs. Super and explaining to them and the nation that he was wrong and never meant for things to get out of control. He has learned from his mistake. I don’t hear her apologizing for her unacceptable and inappropriate behavior towards a minor.

    Now, I’ve ranted enough; I apologize…

  7. Missing the point…it isn’t, snow day, phone calls, You Tube posting! It’s INAPPROPRIATE BEHAVIOR BY AN ADULT that’s significant! Whatever Dave Kori’s motive for the call, Mrs. Tistadt was wrong. “He was up at 4:00 this morning trying to decide…” That’s his job. The super should be mortified by his wife’s immaturity. Instead, he justified her actions on national news. What kind of message does that send, when the man responsible for child development absolves inappropriate adult behavior?
    Dave had every right to call a public official whose job started at 4AM, because of a DOE ordinance. If Mr. & Mrs. Superintendent can’t cope with the pressures of his job, then they find another job. The woman ranted like someone of unsound mind, not a beau ideal. Besides, the woman was Tistadt’s wife, not the superintendent. Her behavior says: lack of restraint, inappropriate adult behavior, not well educated, etc. “What was she doing calling a student? Dave’s call was not for her.
    I’m a mother. I get angry too, but I have self-control. However, had I been Dave’s mother, it would have taken a great deal of that self-control not to retaliate. I keep seeing comments about like “everybody loses it”; yes, everyone does at some point, but she had time to think before she solved the mystery of telephone operation and began pressing those seven numbers on her phone to make it work. Shouldn’t she accept responsibility for her actions?
    Dave proved himself to be a young man of good character, on national television, by apologizing to Mr. & Mrs. Super and explaining to them and the nation that he was wrong and never meant for things to get out of control. He has learned from his mistake. I don’t hear her apologizing for her unacceptable and inappropriate behavior towards a minor.

    Now, I’ve ranted enough; I apologize…

  8. Missing the point…it isn’t, snow day, phone calls, You Tube posting! It’s INAPPROPRIATE BEHAVIOR BY AN ADULT that’s significant! Whatever Dave Kori’s motive for the call, Mrs. Tistadt was wrong. “He was up at 4:00 this morning trying to decide…” That’s his job. The super should be mortified by his wife’s immaturity. Instead, he justified her actions on national news. What kind of message does that send, when the man responsible for child development absolves inappropriate adult behavior?
    Dave had every right to call a public official whose job started at 4AM, because of a DOE ordinance. If Mr. & Mrs. Superintendent can’t cope with the pressures of his job, then they find another job. The woman ranted like someone of unsound mind, not a beau ideal. Besides, the woman was Tistadt’s wife, not the superintendent. Her behavior says: lack of restraint, inappropriate adult behavior, not well educated, etc. “What was she doing calling a student? Dave’s call was not for her.
    I’m a mother. I get angry too, but I have self-control. However, had I been Dave’s mother, it would have taken a great deal of that self-control not to retaliate. I keep seeing comments about like “everybody loses it”; yes, everyone does at some point, but she had time to think before she solved the mystery of telephone operation and began pressing those seven numbers on her phone to make it work. Shouldn’t she accept responsibility for her actions?
    Dave proved himself to be a young man of good character, on national television, by apologizing to Mr. & Mrs. Super and explaining to them and the nation that he was wrong and never meant for things to get out of control. He has learned from his mistake. I don’t hear her apologizing for her unacceptable and inappropriate behavior towards a minor.

    Now, I’ve ranted enough; I apologize…

  9. why didn’t the kid post a recording of his own message? do you think it might have been less than respectful to evoke such a response?

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