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Father records teachers bullying his autistic son
KMOV Channel 4 News ^ | April 24, 2012

Posted on 04/24/2012 4:51:16 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued

A New Jersey father took drastic measures because he believed teachers were bullying his autistic son.

The men sent his son to school with a tape recorder, which captured a teacher talking in front of children about how drunk she got the night before.

“I’m doing the happy dance. I’m so very happy,” one of the teachers can be heard saying. “You know why?...I had a bottle of wine with my girlfriend last night…I forgot to eat dinner.

The father took the audio to his child’s school district, where officials fired one of the teachers involved after hearing the tape.

He also made a YouTube video and Facebook page exposing the outrageous behavior. On the video, he says school districts should weed out teachers who shouldn’t be in a classroom.

“I really hope this starts a conversation, and I hope people out there who are, who do have the power, can take a breath and say, ‘If this can happen here, then it can happen in every state in every town.’ And as long as we keep this quiet, it will continue to happen,” he said.

The boy was transferred to another school, where he is reportedly doing much better.

You can see the father's whole YouTube video below

(Excerpt) Read more at kmov.com ...


TOPICS: Government; US: New Jersey
KEYWORDS: arth

1 posted on 04/24/2012 4:51:18 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued
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To: metmom; wintertime; little jeremiah

The proof of public education’s negative effect on children is impossible to deny now. People are beginning to reject them. Most still think they have no other options.


2 posted on 04/24/2012 4:53:47 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (A liberal's compassion is limited to the size of other peoples' paychecks)
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To: Clintonfatigued

NEA’s finest.


3 posted on 04/24/2012 4:57:40 PM PDT by samtheman ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZ-4gnNz0vc)
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To: Clintonfatigued

I wouldn’t want to teach normal kids, let alone kids who just start screaming for no reason. I’m not defending these teachers, bur let’s face it, if this kid was so wonderful and loving and easy going, he would have been mainstreamed.


4 posted on 04/24/2012 4:58:27 PM PDT by Krankor
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To: Clintonfatigued

server not found


5 posted on 04/24/2012 5:10:05 PM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: Krankor

Was someone holding a gun to these witches’ heads to force them to work with developmentally disabled kids?


6 posted on 04/24/2012 5:19:45 PM PDT by Politicalmom (THIS IS NOT A GOP CHEERLEADING SITE!!!)
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To: Krankor

“if this kid was so wonderful and loving and easy going, he would have been mainstreamed”

Did you just totally miss the fact that this kid has autism??? Any teacher who behaves in this manner should not be teaching anyone. The horrible tone of her voice would make me cry too.


7 posted on 04/24/2012 5:29:09 PM PDT by No Socialist
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To: samtheman

The Nurse Rachett of the classroom.


8 posted on 04/24/2012 5:36:16 PM PDT by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: Clintonfatigued

public child abuse


9 posted on 04/24/2012 6:18:07 PM PDT by txrefugee
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Click the link. The Republic you save may be your own.

10 posted on 04/24/2012 6:41:44 PM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93)
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To: Krankor

You are a compassionate soul.


11 posted on 04/24/2012 6:57:17 PM PDT by copwife (All God's creatures have a place in the choir!)
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To: Krankor
I teach these kids. I love them....

This evil witch needs to be pushing a broom somewhere.

12 posted on 04/24/2012 7:10:27 PM PDT by SCalGal (Friends don't let friends donate to H$U$ or PETA.)
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To: Clintonfatigued

“Oh, but most public schools are good!! There are a few rotten apples everywhere” etcetcetcetc.

I’ve got an idea. Those who like public schools can pay taxes for the public schools.

Those of us who don’t want to send our kids to them or don’t have kids at all DON’T pay taxes for schools!!!!


13 posted on 04/24/2012 7:16:09 PM PDT by little jeremiah (We will have to go through hell to get out of hell. Signed, a fanatic)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Teacher will appeal firing, so will union, she will be paid while on leave and will be have to be rehired.


14 posted on 04/24/2012 7:26:05 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Clintonfatigued; 2Jedismom; 6amgelsmama; AAABEST; aberaussie; AccountantMom; Aggie Mama; agrace; ...

ANOTHER REASON TO HOMESCHOOL

This ping list is for the “other” articles of interest to homeschoolers about education and public school. This can occasionally be a fairly high volume list. Articles pinged to the Another Reason to Homeschool List will be given the keyword of ARTH. (If I remember. If I forget, please feel free to add it yourself)

The main Homeschool Ping List handles the homeschool-specific articles. I hold both the Homeschool Ping List and the Another Reason to Homeschool Ping list. Please freepmail me to let me know if you would like to be added to or removed from either list, or both.

15 posted on 04/24/2012 8:24:14 PM PDT by metmom ( For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore & do not submit again to a yoke of slavery)
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To: Krankor

Who says autistic kids start screaming for no reason?

I’ve heard some cry out but not screaming.

And besides, the mainstreaming is not based on personality, but the child’s ability to do the work.


16 posted on 04/24/2012 8:27:03 PM PDT by metmom ( For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore & do not submit again to a yoke of slavery)
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To: Krankor

There’s no excuse for any teacher of any children of any ability to be sharing those kinds of details about his or her personal life.

Nor is there any excuse for treating the children poorly.

If she can’t handle the job in a professional manner, she should find something else to do for a living.


17 posted on 04/24/2012 8:29:52 PM PDT by metmom ( For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore & do not submit again to a yoke of slavery)
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To: Krankor

You don’t understand much about autism, I think. My wife has taught “Special Needs” kids for 34 years. Autism spectrum kids have been an increasing in the last years and now are about half I have an Asperger daughter. I am acquainted with families of autistic kids. Austic kids need close attention, and ridicule gets extremely negative results from many of them. Most do not understand lying or satire or irony. They are much more literal in their understanding. They also cling to whatever social connections they have been able to make. Tell one he cannot see his closest connection, in the referenced case his father, and he will believe that he has been told something that is true, that must happen. Sever one of his closest connections and he will be devastated. Some will be mad at the liar for doing this to him, some will enter despair.


18 posted on 04/24/2012 8:56:32 PM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's "Economics In One Lesson.")
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To: Clintonfatigued

Smart - a few more well-publicized incidents like this and even teachers may be able to learn to behave with integrity and decency.....


19 posted on 04/24/2012 9:07:02 PM PDT by Intolerant in NJ
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To: metmom

I remember my classmates and I thought it was a big deal to know the teacher’s first name!


20 posted on 04/25/2012 3:39:00 AM PDT by bjorn14 (Woe to those who call good evil and evil good. Isaiah 5:20)
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To: SCalGal
"I teach these kids. I love them...."

Thank you so much for what you do - I'm sure you are a blessing to many.
We chose to home-school our autistic daughter - partly because teachers like you seem to be few and far between.

21 posted on 04/25/2012 4:05:59 AM PDT by Psalm 73 ("Gentlemen, you can't fight in here - this is the War Room".)
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To: bjorn14

They had first names????


22 posted on 04/25/2012 5:14:22 AM PDT by metmom ( For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore & do not submit again to a yoke of slavery)
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To: Incorrigible

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23 posted on 04/25/2012 4:45:09 PM PDT by Coleus
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To: Clintonfatigued

“he says school districts should weed out teachers who shouldn’t be in a classroom. “

Conflicts with the NEA agenda of more teachers are better than less.


24 posted on 04/25/2012 4:59:08 PM PDT by Rebelbase
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To: Psalm 73
We chose to home-school our autistic daughter - partly because teachers like you seem to be few and far between.

Good for you! And Thank You.

25 posted on 04/25/2012 5:57:23 PM PDT by SCalGal (Friends don't let friends donate to H$U$ or PETA.)
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To: Coleus

I’ve been following this news since it broke. The father was on NJ101.5 this evening. He sounded pretty reasonable which is good.

I never felt my son was suffering at school.

Though there was a case where a parent was accusing my then 9 year old son of agitating her son. They shared the bus to school. Like this dad, I put a recorder in his backpack and had evidence that any agitating was initiated by her son.

It’s very difficult since he he can’t tell us what’s happening at school or even just how he’s feeling. We have to intuit his well being. I still worry about the future.


26 posted on 04/25/2012 6:53:45 PM PDT by Incorrigible (If I lead, follow me; If I pause, push me; If I retreat, kill me.)
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