Doubtless you have heard the big news at Morningside Elementary in The Colony, Texas. We’ve let a little time pass so that the facts could settle out.
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 said they were going to take a vote, Barton said. By a 14 to 2 margin, the class voted him out of the class. Barton said her son is in “the process of being diagnosed with Aspberger’s”, a type of high-functioning autism.
“Alex has had disciplinary issues because of his disabilities, Barton said. The school and district has met with Barton and her son to create an individual education plan, she said. His teacher, Wendy Portillo, has attended these meetings, Mrs. Barton maintains. Alex reportedly left the classroom and spent the rest of the day in the nurse’s office.
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.
In this case, teacher Wendy Portillo knew all about the special problems this boy had. Portillo had attended meetings where the boy’s disability was discussed and plans were made on how to help him. Wendy Portillo did went far beyond losing her temper and committed a prejudiced and premeditated act against a disabled child. So much for the welfare of children and compassion. The Lewisville School System is walking a fine line. Apparently, regular discipline does not work with Aspberger’s. Positive reinforcement in a regular classroom is what experts consider to be the best treatment.
As you can see government and people often miss the boat where children are concerned. This is no exception in federal Bradley Law, where the rights of children and their mothers are put high above reasonable law and the Constitution unless they subscribe to polygamy. So much for child law in the State of Texas.