The student, Alex Barton is being evaluated for autism.
However Morningside Elementary teacher Wendy Portillo, felt it was appropriate to have Alex’s classmates say what they didn’t like about 5-year-old Alex. The teacher then had the students vote Alex out of class by a 14-2 margin.
Hmmm – sounds kind of like Survivor doesn’t it? Of course I wouldn’t know first hand, because I’ve never watched one episode…ever.
Alex’s mother, Melissa Barton, filed a complaint with Morningside’s school resource officer. The school spokeswoman, Janice Karst, said the district is investigating the incident, but could not make any further comment.
The state attorney’s office concluded the matter did not meet the criteria for emotional child abuse, so no criminal charges will be filed.
Yeah, but it meets my standard of – My God, I can’t believe how much of an ignoramous you are!
This teacher should be flogged.
As a parent of two special needs kids, there are some things you don’t do. One of those things is – you don’t try to start your own half-ass reality show in your classroom. Here’s another, kindergarten classrooms aren’t Democractic forums. They are places where little children glue cotton balls on paper rabbits and learn how to interact with others (I’m a teacher by the way).
This is just another sad example of a low intellect, under-qualified, ignorant teacher trying to pass herself off as an educator. She’d be better off parking herself in front of the boob tube, and devoting the rest of her useless days as a Nielson rater for brain-dead re-tread reality T.V.
Her actions were disgusting and outrageous. She should be fired immediately, or at the very least, buried up to her neck in frog shit for three days.
I ask Wendy Portillo this – What did your students learn that day?????