Talk about a bummer!
We can only imagine their heartbreak when students at Maugham Elementary in New Jersey found out that the Lady GaGa they thought they had met on Wednesday was an impostor!
A popular teacher at school promised students a "big surprise" after taking the NJ ASK, a state-wide assessment test, but instead they got a big disappointment!
After they had taken the test, the teacher informed students she KNEW Lady GaGa before she was famous, while interning at MTV together and that she had arranged for the students to meet her over Skype!
Unfortunately, the woman dressed as GaGa, who didn't speak on video, but only typed (due to a microphone "malfunction"), was not GaGa at all!
According to a letter from the school district notifying parents and students of the mistake, their famous speaker had to back out of the commitment just hours before she was scheduled to appear, so the teacher "made arrangements" for an impersonator to take her place.
According to our sources, she WAS NOT scheduled to appear and the teacher IS NOT friends with Lady GaGa, before or after she was famous.
While incentives may be a great way to improve student test scores, the school should not be promising incentives they can't make happen!
Students are feeling the burn too, as one fourth-grade student explained:
“I would be disappointed if we didn’t get to meet her and she just told us, but now I feel betrayed and just three times worse.”
So sorry, guys!
Although no mention of what kind of punishment, if any, the fibbing teacher will receive, the school district is not happy with the stunt and wrote:
"Please understand that we are taking this event very seriously and appropriate action is being taken…It is with deep sadness that one of our staff members violated this critical ethical standard."
We're sure this teacher's heart was in the right place, but instead she betrayed the trust of her students and unnecessarily broke the little monster's hearts!
Do U think the teacher should be punished for hiring an impersonator to pose as Lady GaGa for elementary school students?
[Image via WENN.]
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