Letters to the Editor...
I am a special education teacher who
works at a Charter School. My children are
behavioral, emotional and learning
disabled. I have a question in regards to
the rights of a teacher, do we have to put
with children cursing andswearing at us?
Is it against the law to suspend or expel a
child with speical needs for whatever
reason (emotional, learning, mental
retardation, or behavioral) when they come
to school doing whatever they want?
Children these days know that they
technically they cannot be suspended or
expelled if they have an IEP and if they
are that they can choose wherever they want
to go, becuase then it is their present
school that is responsible for the
transition. Is there a way to change this
if it is the case? This is a horrible law,
we already do not get paid enough and no
matter how much you love your children and
are dedicated to your job, there are some
things that are just not acceptable. Their
behaviors need to be corrected not accepted
just because they have a "behavior"
problem. Is is common for teachers to feel
this way and what ever happen to children
being afraid to have their parents called?
It is just amazing to me that society
accepts these behaviors, and is so strict
about the rights of children regarding
education! I would love to personally
remind these legislatures, and law makers 2
things: 1- without teachers, they would
not be employeed (doctors, lawyers etc..
included) and 2-unless one has currently
taught in a public school in special
education, one should not make any laws for
any general state or city--hence, they are
not teaching currently or previously.
Any advice or help that you have woul dbe
This month's letters:
special education, 2/28/02, by kristen.
Behavior Managemant Tips, 2/20/02, by Lynne Glover.
Violations of Teachers' Constitutional Rights (continued), 2/17/02, by Darlene Goodman.
Violations of Teachers' Constitutional Rights, 2/16/02, by Darlene Goodman.
Certification and Ethics, 2/14/02, by Tom.
Success, 2/13/02, by Shaun Best.
Burnout, 2/10/02, by Dan.
Burnout, 2/08/02, by Terry.
Burnout, 2/08/02, by pl4kids.
Burnout, 2/07/02, by Chloe.
Burnout, 2/06/02, by Jill.
Burnout, 2/06/02, by Staci, MI.
student burnout, 2/06/02, by Karen.
student burnout, 2/06/02, by Sue.
Are we helping to create student burnout?, 2/06/02, by Regina Hartsuck.
Student Burnout, 2/06/02, by Laura.
Are we helping to create student burnout?, 2/05/02, by Mary/PA.