Bilingual Teen Asked to Interpret Assemblies for Deaf Students - Too Much Pressure? 😰

Diply Social Team
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🚨 Buckle up, folks, because we've got a doozy of a story for you today! 😲 Meet our protagonist, a high school student with a unique skill - fluency in Auslan, the Australian sign language. 🤟 With deaf parents, interpreting is second nature to her. But when her school principal and a special ed teacher approach her with a "exciting" proposal to be the school's designated interpreter, things take a dramatic turn! 😱 Is she being selfish for refusing, or is the school overstepping its bounds? 🤔 Let's dive in and find out! 🏊‍♀️

🏫 A Surprising Request at School 😲

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🧏‍♀️ A School with a Sizeable Deaf Community 🤟

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🎉 An Exciting New Inclusion Program! 🙌

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🤔 A Flattering but Daunting Proposal 😬

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😓 Interpreting is Exhausting Work 😴

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🙅‍♀️ Thanks, but No Thanks 🚫

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😠 A Disappointing Confrontation 😤

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🤨 Accused of Not Taking Initiative 🙄

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💸 A Public School Can't Afford an Interpreter 🤷‍♀️

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😡 Annoyed at the Entitlement 😤

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🙅‍♀️ You're Not Entitled to My Help 🚫

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🤏 "All I Was Asking for is a Little Help" 🙄

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🙅‍♀️ "We're Done Talking" 😠

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😲 A Public Shaming in Front of the Class 😳

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🎭 The Dramatic Conclusion: AITA? 🤔

So, there you have it - a tale of a student caught between her personal boundaries and the school's expectations. 😓 Our protagonist refused to be the school's unpaid interpreter, citing the exhausting nature of the work and her discomfort with being in the spotlight. 🙅‍♀️ But the special ed teacher wasn't having it, accusing her of being selfish and immature. 😠 The confrontation ended with a public shaming in front of her classmates. 😳 Now, the question remains: Is she the a-hole for standing her ground, or should she have sucked it up and helped out? 🤔 The internet is about to weigh in, and it's bound to get spicy! 🌶️ Grab your popcorn, because the drama is just getting started! 🍿

Unprofessional teacher guilt-trips bilingual teen for interpreting. NTA.

Chrissttopher | Chrissttopher

Laws should regulate translating to protect children, not pressure them. 👍

Waste-Phase-2857 | Waste-Phase-2857

Teacher's behavior towards bilingual teen raises red flags 🚨

Conspiring_Bitch | Conspiring_Bitch

Report the teacher! Being an interpreter is a job 👍 NTA

Consistent_Eye4894 | Consistent_Eye4894

Teen asked to interpret for deaf students at assembly. NTA!

Ijustdontworkhere | Ijustdontworkhere

Bilingual teen refuses to interpret for deaf students, accused of unprofessionalism. NTA.

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A registered teacher suggests a written complaint to the education minister. 👍

Profdehistoire | Profdehistoire

Teen declines interpreting for deaf students, called NTA by commenter

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Deaf dad to CODA: School must provide interpreters, not you ❤️

Eddles999 | Eddles999

Teen stands up against school's bullying tactics for free labor. 💪

Warm_Peak9545 | Warm_Peak9545

Interpreting isn't easy, especially for a student. NTA.

0biterdicta | 0biterdicta

Teen refuses to interpret for deaf students, teacher guilts them. 🤨

GothPenguin | GothPenguin

Teen refuses to interpret for deaf students, principal bullies them 😠

Issyswe | Issyswe

Questioning school's allocation of funds for deaf students' interpretation 😔

BeneficialMousse9844 | BeneficialMousse9844

Interpreting is a hard job, and people deserve to be paid for it. 💰

Ok_Smell_8260 | Ok_Smell_8260

Teen asked to interpret for free, special ed teacher out of line 😱

Cheddarbaybiskits | Cheddarbaybiskits

Standing up for yourself and advocating for proper resources. #NTA 👏

BlackStarBlues | BlackStarBlues

Volunteering is great, but don't guilt a child into it! 🙅‍♂️

Peasplease25 | Peasplease25

Teen asked to interpret for deaf students, NTA. Principal's rationale fine.

Blumarch | Blumarch

Student stands up for themselves against unreasonable teacher behavior. 💪

sawta2112 | sawta2112

Student asked to interpret for deaf students, not their responsibility. NTA 👍

ConsciousWay797 | ConsciousWay797

Hilarious suggestion for bilingual teen to deal with school's cheapness 😂

ihadtologinforthis | ihadtologinforthis

Deaf students deserve better, and this commenter won't stay silent. 👏 NTA

Cantioy87 | Cantioy87

Teen rightly refused and shouldn't be coerced. NTA 👍

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Special Ed teacher oversteps boundaries, NTA for refusing pressure. 👍

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Deaf students need proper interpreters, NTA for refusing pressure 👍

Leap70 | Leap70

Teen refuses to interpret for deaf students, stands up to teacher 🤨

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NTA student pressured by teacher to interpret for free. Parents furious. 💪

Accomplished-Cheek59 | Accomplished-Cheek59

Don't work for free, NTA. Get that bread 🦄

Jaeger010 | Jaeger010

Suggesting a funny way to call out the school's bad decision 😂

ManifestDestinysChld | ManifestDestinysChld

Empowering response to pressure-shaming - NTA 👏

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Professional interpreters are better suited. NTA made the right call. 👍

Postlurkedont | Postlurkedont

NTA calls out inappropriate use of OP as interpreter, conflict!

Dear-me113 | Dear-me113

Teen asked to interpret for deaf students, commenter defends teacher's decision 💬

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Student asked to interpret for free - NTA recommends lodging complaint 😠

synaesthezia | synaesthezia

Mom instincts on fire! Let's talk to the principle 😡😈

learsm | learsm

Report the teacher to the principal! 😠

Prof_Fuzzy_Wuzzy | Prof_Fuzzy_Wuzzy

Stand up for yourself! NTA and report the harassment. 💪

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Unfair expectations from teacher, NTA for declining. 👍

Pineapple_Wagon | Pineapple_Wagon

Not everyone wants to be in front of a crowd 😍

PixeledRoses | PixeledRoses

Standing up against exploitation in school 💪

RollingKatamari | RollingKatamari

Immature special ed teacher puts burden on teen interpreter. NTA 👍

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Unfair teacher? Talk to the principal for a professional solution! 🙌

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Lost in Translation: When Parents Pressure Kids to Lie 🤷‍♀️

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NTA. Stand your ground and report the harassment 💪

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Special ed teacher should learn sign language. NTA.

WittyZeb | WittyZeb

Empowering response to teacher's request for undue pressure 💪

Flaky_Ad194 | Flaky_Ad194

Being forced to interpret for someone was exhausting and unfair 😔

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Teacher tries to manipulate bilingual teen to interpret for free ❌

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Stand up against injustice! NTA advises OP to report teacher.

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Standing up to bullying and suggesting practical solutions. 👏

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Teacher agrees - raise hell with school administration over unfair treatment.

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Advocating for funding to support students with additional needs 💪

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Australian commenter advises OP to report unfair school behavior. NTA.

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Don't let your school pressure you into unpaid work. NTA 👍

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Standing up against bullying in Australian schools 🌟

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Principal should provide necessary staff - don't do their job. Get support.

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Support for teen interpreter, criticism of special ed teacher. 👏

Anchonmymind | Anchonmymind

Stand up for yourself and know your worth 💪

shanna811 | shanna811

Standing up against teacher bullying - NTA 🙌

Standard-Reception90 | Standard-Reception90

Defending oneself against a disappointed teacher with NTA, politely.

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Don't let them bully you into interpreting - NTA 👍

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A suggestion to get compensated for interpreting for special ed.

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Teen asked to interpret for free - NTA for refusing 👏

Lotex_Style | Lotex_Style

NTA. As a minor, it's unfair to make you work for free and know private information of students. Report the teacher to the principal 👏

Ahsoka88 | Ahsoka88

Teen criticized for seeking help with important task 😑

shadowmaster132 | shadowmaster132

Teen pressured to interpret for deaf students, but not their job 👍

ischemgeek | ischemgeek

Being fluent in a language doesn't mean you owe anyone. NTA 👍

kumza87 | kumza87

Teen stands up against special ed teacher, suggests alternate solutions. 👏

goodrevtim | goodrevtim

Special ed teacher should learn sign language herself. NTA.

jess1804 | jess1804

Teacher agrees, school should not pressure student. 🙅‍♂️

somethingclever1712 | somethingclever1712

NTA and report special ed teacher's behavior to principal 👍

Vegetable_Fee7024 | Vegetable_Fee7024

Standing up to entitled behavior with NTA verdict 👏

FartFace319 | FartFace319

Setting boundaries and expressing disappointment with entitled teachers. 👏

ObsecureAccount | ObsecureAccount

Dodgy school pressures bilingual teen to interpret for deaf students. 🤯

HannahAnthonia | HannahAnthonia

Using a bilingual teen as an interpreter is inappropriate and overwhelming. Not the a**hole (NTA).

Sufficient-Fishing-2 | Sufficient-Fishing-2

Offering a discount for interpreting? Risky move but NTA.

FjortoftsAirplane | FjortoftsAirplane

Teen denies deaf students access to assemblies, NTA 🤨

nifty-shitigator | nifty-shitigator

Teen stands up for themselves in inappropriate conversation with teacher. NTA!

renderedren | renderedren

Mature response to guilt-tripping in an unpaid role. 💪

Local_Satisfaction86 | Local_Satisfaction86

Deaf student forced to interpret for free, school discriminating. 😡

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