Have a new piece up on Moms Speak Up concerning the incident in Florida recently when a kindergarten teacher had her students vote another child out of the the classroom.
As a teacher, I can see easily that there is more to the story than what has graced the headlines and the news stories. There almost always is. As a parent of a little girl who has been stuck in a kindergarten class with several behaviorally challenged classmates all year, I would like to side with the parents of the children who have been trapped in a classroom that sounds less than learning friendly for them. As a teacher, I am torn between wondering what the real story is and why this teacher didn’t simply ask for some help dealing with the child that day (beyond what she had already done) instead of resorting to such a drastic measure.
If you have a moment and can skip over to MSU to read this piece and let me know your thoughts, I would be most appreciative.