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Tuesday, May 27, 2008

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Scott Comeau

So, the Florida school board stands behind this act of bullying as justified, then the Florida school board has not matured enough to understand right from wrong and thus are not qualified to be employed by the educational system. This teacher has tenure which means that the teachers union will stand behind this teacher as well as all others who sadistically bully 5 year olds.

And then there is this

Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:

Section 1. Section 1006.147, Florida Statutes, is created to read: 1006.147 Bullying and harassment prohibited.


It appears that what happened was a crime by Florida law.

Barbara

The treatment of this child is unacceptable.
No person deserves to be ridiculed in this manner. What steps can be taken to prevent others from humiliation? This is one incident that is wrong and inappropriate...How many children are subjected to abuse masked as "teaching" throughout the schools we entrust our children to?

Liz Ditz

Kristina Chew, at Autism Vox, is compiling a list of responses to Barton's mistreatment.

You might start with Thinking in Metaphor'scoverage.

Rich Shull

Calm Down Autism. Long ago and far away there was autism BEFORE it went designer and I was lucky enough to be part of the autism community before it was a big deal. I missed Rain Man's Curse. As such I can assure you Alex's "horrible" treatment did more good than harm and I leaned many great lessions being singled out. In the 1960s and before no called us Autistic unless it was severe but had the same issues as today's kids face. Most of us today build on Temple Grandin's work and are black blalled from Modern Autism.

While we have figured out the DI Vinci Code of life and discovered Autism IS BOTH MR/DD and Einstein we are too little too late. Rain Man is now a billion dollar empire and they can not affort to listen to us. Despite discovereing autism is simply the building blocks of the mind the simple step by step thought process all humans do to think -it will be a few more centuries before our knowlege is ever in a text book as modern Autism assured the earth remains flat.

Rich Shull Author autism Pre Rain Man Autism (banished) and inventor of the Turing motor a 70 Efficient Green autisitcally designed Car motor.

marle

Wendy Portillo had this planned, it wasn't Woops Mistake. She hurt little Alex right to the quick, with her cruel and heartless actions. I hope that Melissa Barton brings suit against the school board in federal court and checks out (ACLD).Wendy Portillo's comment about being a bear and protecting her cubs. FROM WHAT? The school board will sugar coat this. Oh it's overreaction. NO It's parents that have children with learning disabilities have to fight for everything. Been there!

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