You're Fired: This Teacher Deserves It
First, kindergartners shouldnât be doing a Survivor style vote and second, Alex may have Aspergerâs.Â Can anyone say "lawsuit?"Â Aspergerâs Syndrome is a form of autism, a high-functioning form, but a form nonetheless it would make Alex react differently than the average child in social settings.Â So what better way to initiate him into our society than vote the poor kid out of his kindergarten class?Â
This just sucks.Â I'm not sure how those involved in the special-ed department couldnât be at fault here as well.Â The special-ed staff are the ones that monitor his IEP (individual education plan) and they should have mentioned to the teacher that singling him out socially was a âbad idea.â Â Â They also should have told the teacher, âOh, donât go and do anything stupid, like vote him out of the class.Â K?Â Thanks!âÂ Totally.Â Here are some other bad ideas.
What happened to Alex after he was voted out of the class?Â Well, he spent the rest of the day in the nurseâs office, and he hasnât been back to school since.Â Apparently, he screams at the prospect of returning to the place.Â Â Go figure.Â Â
Do you need reasons to fire the teacher? Alright:
- Â To inflict some retribution â You humiliated a kid, so letâs humiliate you
- Send a message â Let the other teachers know that doing something this stupid isnât tolerated, or else the next teacher may make a blind student walk into the teachersâ lounge to get the coffee pot.
- Show them who is the real learning disabled individual â Asperger kids have it tough and get picked on, but in spite of all that, Alex should be proud he is nowhere near as socially inept as this dolt.
- Itâs the right thing to do â if you combine all the answers above, you can see that it just makes sense to can this misguided educator beforeÂ she canÂ do more damage.
What do you think?Â What should happen to the teacher?Â Is firing enough? ÂÂ