Its bad enough parents have to worry about kids being vicious to each other, now we have to worry about teachers? Outrageous!
My Autistic son was forced to lick a bathroom stall by other kids. As a parent it's heartbreaking to witness. I blog about our experience at www.aroadtorecovery.org
I think these adults who where put in such a position by the school system to take care of, nourish, and teach these children to the best of their abilities should be removed by the same system that bestowed trust in them to do so. If the system can't do this, then I think the government should step in and do it for them. This is no way for anyone, at any time, to treat a child, autistic or not.
I am truly sorry your son had to experience this type of treatment for so long. Thank God you took action to remedy your son from such pain. Although he went through several months of fowl treatment by demonic teacher, he will be greatful that his father stood up for him. Because you knew your sons personality that made you aware that something was wrong. Something similar to this happened to my son who is not autistic. Nonetheless, he is and always has been a very sweet child and listens to what he is told. He is never the one to challenge an adult. But for some reason when he was being baby sat by a neighbor, she complained a lot about his behavior day after day. He even called 911 on them. To make a long story short, I knew something was not right and I sent him to a daycare where the teachers and him never complained. I wish I had strapped a wire on my son doing the time he was with the neighbor, I may have found some really disturbing things going on. Keep fighting for your son and make sure all are aware of those teachers in that school system.
Tenure is a joke, what other jobs can you get tenure for and you don't even work year round. You get a lot of time off.
What a wonderfully involved father. Great job watching out for the most vulnerable among us, our children. If all parents were like him, there would be no problems in our school. Period!
The guy is making a huge mistake, truly, the only language the teaching unions and schools understand or fear is a lawsuit. I mean really, he is calling for the scum that behaved this way are suddenly going to be humble and contrite and seeks forgiveness...???!!! Hello?!!! these low-lifes are just that low-lifes....don't do anything other than sue their collective asses.....
If ya don't want the mney fine give it to a good charity....
I am so angry right now. My oldest child is a high-functioning autistic. I had problems with a kindergarten teacher, and subsequently the principal and the teacher of a good touch/bad touch program. Fortunately, I am not a single parent and had the ability to take him out of school and homeschool him.
This father sounds like a wonderful man. I have no doubt that his child has suffered worse on days that he was unaware of.
I have a friend whose kid was bullied for an entire year on a daily basis, and the school refused to help. Unfortunately, the father of this child thought it would make him into a man.
I homeschooled children for two decades, and I am sick that my tax money is confiscated from me to support child abuse. Not to mention how much of my money it costs me to provide an education for my children; in essence, I pay twice.
I disagree with him about not suing. I detest that culture where everybody sues for the littlest things, but the only way he will receive any remedy is to sue. The unions will protect those disgusting people. I hope that someone will take further action against those despicable people besides transferring them to another school.
The unfortunate part of this is that the father can be sued by the teachers for illegally recording their conversation.
There's this autistic poster over at redstate named garfield that writes anti-Romneyrants 24/7. As you can see --- that worked out well for him. Even though Newt is dropping out --- you can bet autisic garfield will continue his meme. Sad. No meds can help him.
Are you calling him autistic as and insult, or is he really? If he really is, then I am not surprised that he keeps repeating a behavior. That is one of the characteristics of being autistic. Please be a little more understanding, OCD is very strong in autistics. Their life is very hard, so I think you can just ignore the rants and thank the Lord you have an easier life.
If you were just insulting him, you might try not using a specific handicap to insult him with. Sometimes people are just jerks.
This is disgraceful. If that were my child, I would sue the teacher, the school and the board of education. As it is, this teacher will go on to hurt another child and the school via our tax dollars will get a huge pension rewarded to them for sadistic behavior.
This is just foul. He should not only have lost his job, but have child abuse charges filed against him.
Fired, heh, put in jail. There's a special place in hell for this sort of evil.
I'm happy his child is now safe.
Wonder why kids today are so angry and rebellious? Unbelievable. It isn't just the schools, it's the parents. I don't understand bringing a child into the world and refusing to take care of it.
I hope you are not accusing this father of anything. He stated that he is a single father (divorce happens frequently when raising special needs children), and from what I saw of this father, his intervention was critical in rescuing this child from his abusers.
Disgusting and vile=Public Schools run by Unions, taught by graduates of liberal "education" professors.
Couldn't have said it better myself.
Here's a good example of where mob justice may be the the only course of action. You are not going to get any relief of justice otherwise. Tweet the home addresses of these lesbian wine suckers.
They have websites where bad contractors are listed. We need a website where fould teachers names, photos are posted
If Romney is thinking about a VP from New Jersey, I'd recommend Chaifetz.
?!? "Liberal" education professors" had nothing to do with the failure of CHARACTER in that teacher and that teaching assistant! I know many spiritually devout public school teachers who do not drink alcohol at ALL, ever. And they would never verbally abuse a distraught child!
I don't care for generalizations either. I guess if I found general fault with the public Schools system it would be with the Administrators who have relinquished control to the unions. It is interesting that in most civil service professions, when unions are allowed in they must negotiate with the existing naive and inexperience District management on behalf of the county or whomever.
Secondly, the county or funding authority generally promises public school management, the "negotiators," that anything granted to the union members, like free healthcare,m etc, will also be GRANTED TO THE MANAGEMENT STAFF! Is that unbelievable? So when a manger gives in and grants a benefit to the labor group, that manger gets the same benefit, or better, for himself!
Wouldn't it be a better idea to tell the negotiators that whatever they gave to the unions would have to be deducted from their benefit package?
You can't fire teachers, you can't change them and you can't control them. You can control where your kids are educated, thank the Lord.
Listened to the whole appalling [teachers union?] thing. My Lord. LITIGATE! Don't let it happen again to others. No, really. Colonel Neville.
Unions, tenure and teachers do not belong together. I had a teacher that picked me up and threw me across the hall into a disabled student that was in multiple casts. I can't remember the disease, but he had casts on both legs and more. The same teacher threw a basketball at two students extremely hard at their backs (different days). He was caught peeping into the girl's dressing room....and it was 8th grade. He didn't get fired for any of it.
Kong1967, that is truly horrific. What with all that has gone on in the Catholic Church --and in Catholic private schools-- I would hope that nowadays people realize the importance of talking early and unceasingly until terrible teachers like that are removed from the classroom forever!
Way to go, Dad. Sue them. I know you aren't after money, but that's the only language they understand.
The sad truth of the matter is that we will have a band-aid put on this but will never have the situation fixed. As long as there is no freedom to chose a school via our tax dollars, there is no need for the public school to change its tune.
This can only be corrected at its source, the money. Stop the flow of dollars into the deep pockets and watch reform take over faster than a speeding bullet.
?!? The exact same thing could and DOES happen in private schools! The problem is a failure of character on the part of those particular teachers. There are many public school teachers who wouldn't be caught dead saying such things. My parents were teachers and were teetotalers. Out of all the teachers I knew growing up -- and there were at least 50, I only know of ONE - a man- who drank. And he was a bit of a pariah!
there is nothing here said about individual teachers. I know, my sister use to teach in public schools. However, with the removal of the Bible and disciplining, there is great concern for what is being taught in school today.
Character is a symptom of the overall problem. It is the teachers' union and administrations that go along with them that are the overarching problem with the public education today. Parents who want to be involved are sideline by not being informed, and even not allowed to act on their child's well being by the US gov. (don't forget the episode down in NC regarding a child's lunch).
If the public education of children did not have DC on its back and even the state house, I would think that there will be a chance. However, I will not be holding my breathe. Those who control education control the children.
I'm against financing a school based on grades and taking money away if they don't get high enough results. A lot of times it's not the teachers. Have you ever seen "The Principal"? The inner cities would be tough schools to manage and get people to graduate....over half the students drop out. It's the culture, the community and the parents who don't give a crap. Additionally, if government were to issue vouchers that could be used at private schools (which you didn't mention so this isn't to anything you said), government would start forcing the private schools to operate in the same manner as public schools. They would become failures, also.
There does need to be the leeway to easily fire a teacher or principal that is bad or abusive to the kids.
Kong, you are right on so many points. Society is starting to see the children who had to raise themselves because of welfare "reform," too. Mitt Romney understood the value of his wife staying home during his children's formative years. But he wanted welfare moms to go to work in 2 years when their children are babies.
Republicans didn't even want children to get to kindergarten. Years ago, the only woman in Congress who had been on welfare almost begged her colleagues in the House to give people more time. She is an intelligent, hard-working white woman (who found it easier to find a job than some), who nevertheless said it took her 7 years to get off of welfare!
People should stop with the stereotyping. When people are given a chance to breathe -- with a government boost when desperate-- they can become great contributors to society later on. JK Rowling, the billionaire author of the Harry Potter books, was on welfare with a baby when she wrote the first book in the series! Because of her, hundreds, if not thousands of people became employed in the manufacture of product tie-ins, the publishing and distribution marketing, and the movies.
A young black lady in our country, USA, was on welfare when she tackled Medical School -- and GRADUATED. Because of the example and financial stability of JK Rowling and her, there is a very high probability that no one in their families will ever be on welfare again!
I'm sure a lot of people on this site will disagree with me, but I don't think welfare is a bad program....as long as it's used sparingly (on giving it), responsibly, and isn't abused.
Unfortunately, there is massive abuse in the system with many people taking advantage of it that shouldn't be. I have no problem helping a mother with her children unless she wants to be a baby factory with no father figure present and has no desire to do anything for herself. Women like that are using the system to get a free ride. I knew such a woman and she bragged about having babies so she wouldn't have to work. I have worked with several men that get fired then don't try to get another job because they enjoy the state paying their bills. These things drive me crazy. Your examples were good ones, but unfortunately not all cases are as respectable as those. We do have a lot of freeloading scumbags that don't carry an ounce of their own waterbucket and have no intention of even trying. I will respect anyone no matter how poor as long as they are upstanding.
The vouchers go directly back to the parents and not to the schools directly. This helps prevent having government stick their noses in areas that it should not belong. However, even private schools have some things that they must adhere to via state law.
It is not just the culture but also the teacher union that has no desire to help kids but only to keep the spigot flowing into their pockets. Sadly, it is not just unions but also the school administration. We had an issue here in Indiana that highschools were telling students that decided to drop-out that instead of claiming drop-out status which hurts the school and possibly its funding to say that they are just going to go the home-schooling route.
Because of this, the legislature wanted to put restrictions on home-schoolers, punishing them. When it is the administration that is causing the issue.
I'll have to come right out and say it. That is ridiculous. One of the reasons this country became so great is because of our insistence on supporting public education!
The vast majority of teachers work very hard to help children reach their potential. As the daughter of two teachers, I know that first-hand. When the school district decided to do away with certain publications that my mother knew her students enjoyed and learned much from, she paid for them out of her meager salary! It was a struggle, but the intellectual advancement and joy of learning fostered in her students were worth it. Those kinds of stories play out all over-- in cities and towns across this nation. Most teachers are unsung heroes!
Ah, I'm glad you told me that the vouchers go directly to the parents and not to the schools. That changes things because the government would not be connected to the private schools. But....couldn't the government still make guidelines for private schools to follow if they accept vouchers? I don't mean general guidelines, but destructive guidelines like not being able to discipline the kids or not being able to kick kids out who dont want to learn or are disruptive. In any case, if we can keep the government from destroying private schools like they have done to public schools, bring out the vouchers.
The examples you gave of what hurts the education of the kids shows one thing to me. It's not the grades that should be scrutinized, but the corruption of the system via the unions and the school administrations that destroy the education our children get. Judge the system, not the kids....because pulling money out of schools for punishment for bad grades only hurts the kids we want to do better. Reform the system and get the unions out of it.