Monday, August 06, 2007

Disgusting...

Go here to read how a school district forced an eight-year-old autistic girl to spend three hours in time out.

What gets me is after a hearing in which the parents won, the school district was of this opinion:

The Waukee district and the Heartland Area Education Agency, which helped prepare the learning plan for Isabel, are adamant that they did nothing wrong and are appealing the decision.

When will they get it? They cannot treat children like this.

6 comments:

Mama B said...

Ugh! I read this article this weekend and I'm appalled, frustrated, angry and lots of other adjectives for the child and her family.

I am also saddened that this is how Iowans are going to be seen nationwide as callous uncaring hicks who don't stop to question the "rightness" of an action when it becomes "wrong".

Kamrin said...

Terrible, but all to common.
On a lighter note, have I told you how much I love the train shot? It makes a great header!

mull-berry said...

Our school had a similar incident that actually made the paper. Similar situation ... I think the child was bound and needed medical attention that evening. Shocking, yet parents still send their kids.

Kate in NJ said...

Can't understand why people still send their children off...

audrey said...

Well, one expects the the school to pull a CYA.

Sadder still is that this probably happened a hundred times that same day across your country (and my country, too).

momof3feistykids said...

That is horrifying. And this is probably one case out of 100 that happened to hit the press. :-(

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