posted on Jun, 2 2008 @ 11:15 AM
I know I'm going to get flamed for this one, and just so you know, I'm just leaving comment and probably won't check back.
I was one of those kids. I was that kid that got in trouble... had 'disciplinary problems'. I really don't think the teacher was as out of line as
everyone is making her out to be. She demonstrated democracy to the kids (not in the strictest sense). I notice how the articles completely avoided
discussing these 'disciplinary issues'! WTF?!?
So, instead of a teacher getting upset and sending the kid to the counselor's office day after day after day, she demonstrates how our government is
SUPPOSED to work, and initiates a voting process. I would guess that she did this after a good portion the kids complained about this child. I'm
willing to bet that the PARENTS of the other classmates had some stories to tell, as well.
Why are you crucifying the teacher for this? I'm not 100% condoning her actions, but has anyone thought that maybe the kid's mother was dropping him
off at school as free daycare like so many other parents consider it?
Ask yourself this: What would you do if you had a classroom full of kids, and there was one in particular that was disrupting the teaching process
constantly? Would you send that child to the corner, EVERY DAY? OR, would you send him to the counselor's office every day?
WHAT WOULD YOU HAVE DONE?
I understand that there has to be some kind of sympathy, because these kids don't seem able to control their actions alot of the times, but you also
have to take into consideration every other kid in the classroom... why should their education have to suffer because of one person? ESPECIALLY when
there are schools that employ teachers that specialize in dealing and educating autistic kids?
I just think that this matter should be looked at alot more objectively before jumping to conclusions. The article failed to expand on some key issues
here. How long was the child being disruptive? How BAD was the child's actions? Was the child impeding the education of others? I guess we could
safely assume that the teacher had no prior infractions, otherwise it would've been noted in the article, which was pretty one-sided.
Like I said, I was one of those disruptive kids, although not autistic. I was ADHD. I actually have an insight into what the other side of the story
is. Please take the WHOLE picture into consideration before damning this teacher off of a quite apparently biased article!
EDIT: Just to add... anyone familiar with the Matthew Shepard case? Do you REALLY know what was going on? Let's just say, that kid was F'ED UP! His
parents even quit talking to him until the incident, then they jumped in with their influence and turned it into this big media sensation about hate
crimes... what happenned to Matthew was NOT hate crime... he was trying to get meth from Kenny and (?) and when they wouldn't sell, Matthew
threatened them... threatened to narc on them, made a great big hooplah out of it in the middle of a bar... so they took him out and whooped him. It
had absolutely NOTHING to do with him being gay. Ya ever look behind all the media and find out that Matthew was a convicted child molestor and meth
abuser? Media sure was suppressive about THAT info, weren't they? Don't take ANY article at face value.
[edit on 2-6-2008 by Earthscum]