Tuesday, May 27, 2008
The Tribe Has Spoken
Alex Barton is 5 years old. Last week he was voted out of his kindergarten class because his fellow students felt he was "disgusting" and "annoying". The classroom teacher suggested the vote - the school prinicpal supported the teacher.
Sound unbelievable? Unfortunately, you and I know it is quite believable. Here is a link to a newspaper story:
St. Lucie teacher has students vote on whether 5-year-old can stay in class and make sure you read some of the comments left on the newspaper article ... talk about disgusting and annoying ...
And many, many disability bloggers are writing about this issue. The best, in my opinion, and one which has links to many other blogs is here:
Odd One Out
You will find suggestions for expressing your feelings about all this on the Odd One Out blog. I strongly suggest you do express yourself. Tomorrow it could be your child or mine...