Arguably as a motivation technique the teacher allowed "the class chose a punishment: Students who failed to meet the [reading] goal could either stay inside at recess until it was met, or have their faces written on by classmates who met the goals." [Idaho 4th-graders who failed reading goals had faces scribbled on].
One "10-year-old [...] came home from school Nov. 5 with his entire face — including his eyelids — scribbled on with green, red and purple markers." Needless to say this kid was humiliated. What kind of teacher lets the class determine punishment? And what kind of teacher punishes a student for his or her failure to pass the test?