The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil,
but because of those who look on and do nothing.

~~~ Albert Einstein



Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Teacher has class vote out 5 year old

I get that there are annoying children out there. I know, that's not nice to say- but it is true. In fact, I've got a good half dozen of them within eye shot of my house that are pretty annoying themselves. And despite having to take extra precautions to ensure that the little weasels aren't hanging around my home - I've never felt the need to be mean to them. I'm not friendly mind you, but I'm not mean either.

Wendy Portillo is mean. And what makes her being mean even worse is that unlike me- I didn't ask for extra little heathens to be within 25 yards of me- she's a teacher. It's actually part of her job to have children around her. She made the CHOICE to be around little kids that would possibly prove to be annoying and troublesome. So, her meanness is even more repulsive.

Melissa Barton said she is considering legal action after her son's kindergarten teacher led his classmates to vote him out of class.

After each classmate was allowed to say what they didn't like about Barton's 5-year-old son, Alex, his Morningside Elementary teacher Wendy Portillo said they were going to take a vote, Barton said.

By a 14 to 2 margin, the students voted Alex — who is in the process of being diagnosed with autism — out of the class.


In front of the little boy, classmates were instructed to voice all the things they didn't like about the child, some of which were personally insulting.

Now, in fairness, I'm not saying the child wasn't a troublesome kid. Or that he wasn't annoying or a bother to the rest of the class. I don't know him- so I can't really voice a thought on that. But, I can however say that there is absolutely no reason at all to embarrass and emotionally abuse a child, especially coming from someone in a position like a teacher who clearly should have known better.

Barton said after the vote, Portillo asked Alex how he felt.

"He said, 'I feel sad,' " Barton said.

Alex left the classroom and spent the rest of the day in the nurse's office, she said.

Barton said when she came to pick up her son at the school Wednesday, he was leaving the nurse's office.

"He was shaken up," she said.

Barton said the nurse told her to talk with Portillo, who told her what happened.

Alex hasn't been back to school since then, and Barton said he won't be returning. He starts screaming when she brings him with her to drop off his sibling at school.

Thursday night, his mother heard him saying "I'm not special" over and over.


Seriously, maybe the rest of the world should have a little vote on this teacher, and point out all her faults. I'd vote her out, and add that personally- I think she's a self righteous bitch who clearly shouldn't be teaching children, or even near them. Someone sterilize this idiot now- God only knows what sort of emotional damage she'll inflict upon her own kids.