Tell me what you think.
The written word is the most forthright and genuine way of expressing yourself. The message here is that it's an important topic and you've taken the time to gather your thoughts and convey them through an irrefutable medium - pen to paper - especially in a highly charged and emotional environment. (The recipient can't say you said something when I didn't; the author can use it to substantiate their position). Willingness to go on the record implies your desire to reach a resolution. I say this without having the benefit of seeing the note. I'm gong on the assumption that the contents were not offensive or disrespectful.
The teacher is pissed off because she's being denied a learned tactic of control/manipulation through intimidation. It's a symptom of not being able to articulate what you want, so you just turn up the volume and back the other party into a corner until they capitulate.
Without having the benefit of seeing what the parent wrote, I'd venture to say the teacher royally screwed up by letting herself be recorded.
This post was edited on 5/11 at 8:08 am