Ok, this is a break from our regularly scheduled programming… But this clearly falls into a “What the…” category.
A 5 year old boy in Florida was voted out of his kindergarten class 14-2 by his peers, put to a vote by their teacher. Now… Even if this kid didn’t have any medical issues to contend with, this would be a horrific thing to do. But this kid is autistic (Ausperger’s Syndrome), diagnosed with ADHD, and other issues. Why in the heck would a teacher do this to a kid?
You can read more about this story here at CBS.
But as a parent of two young daughters, one in 1st grade and one who will be going into kindergarten in a couple of years, this is just insane. Talk about being the formative years for a kid — kindergarten sets it all off. If you don’t have a caring, safe environment to learn in kindergarten – you’re going to end up with a mess of kids going forward.
My sister has taught kindergarten and 1st grade and I know some of the preparation and caring that goes into a typical kindergarten year — to subject your kids to this kind of abuse is unimaginable to me.
Anyway… Check it out, let me know what YOU think about this outrageous activity by a kindergarten teacher who thinks she’s done nothing wrong.