Why Voting Doesn’t Solve Everything
Some issues aren’t resolved by a popular vote: Mom says teacher let classmates vote autistic son out of class.
How can five-year-olds as a group know the difference between “the right thing” and “what I want”? Aren’t the adults supposed to be teaching kindergarteners about that?
Oh, sorry. I forgot. Teaching right and wrong isn’t the schools’ job any more.
In this case, though, it’s the adults, and not just the teachers, who refuse to get a clue:
[T]he state attorney’s office concluded the matter did not meet the criteria for emotional child abuse, so no criminal charges will be filed, Steele said.
An adult just told a 5-year-old boy with cognitive issues that “nobody likes you.” How on God’s green earth does that not rise to the level of child abuse? And how is it that the chief law enforcers in Florida can’t see that?
Oh, right, they aren’t pursuing “the right thing,” just “what they want.”
Update 2008-05-30: And another vicious teacher in Indiana. I guess such evil is appropriate for my 666th post.