Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Popularity Now *Required* at School

Alex Barton

— 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.

Read the rest of the story here.

Morals of the story: No one cares about your child the way you do. Therefore, you are your child's best teacher.


Lauren said...

Bless his heart! Poor little guy!

And yet the NEA has made it nearly impossible to fire teachers like that...

I'm so glad to have mine at home!

Carletta said...

Unbelievable! That teacher needs to be fired ASAP.

MommaofMany said...

That is one sickening article. I hope his parents end up keep him and his siblings home...where they belong!

Melodie said...

This is absolutely ridiculous. Sadly, not everyone can homeschool their children (single moms, etc.) so in some cases bad teachers can't be avoided. My heart just goes out to these families and poor kids like this.

Ginger said...

Actually, even single moms can homeschool. That's a myth. They would just need a stronger support system.
But given the amount of time actual schooling takes, when you subtract getting-the-class-in-order time and etc, it could easily be done just in the evenings. Schools are all day because people work all day, not because it actually takes that much time. ;)

Anonymous said...

My daughter was voted the bossiest girl in the class of 35 children. This crushed her and she didn't get over it for years. She went from being a bubbly, interesting person to a withdrawn, unsure shadow. It was condoned by the principle, just as this sad incident.

My questions is, why in the world is she still sending any of her children to such a horrible school?