Dispatches from the Creation Wars

What the Hell?

On the scale of all time stupid teachers, this one has to be in the top 10:

A Port St. Lucie, Fla., mother is outraged and considering legal action after her son’s kindergarten teacher led his classmates to vote him out of class.

Melissa Barton says Morningside Elementary teacher Wendy Portillo had her son’s classmates say what they didn’t like about 5-year-old Alex. She says the teacher then had the students vote, and voted Alex, who is being evaluated for Asperger’s syndrome — an autism spectrum disorder — out of the class by a 14-2 margin.


  1. #1 Liz Ditz
    June 1, 2008

    As you might imagine, Portillo’s behavior has engendered quite a response in the autism community.

    For readers wanting more information: my post on the Portillo catastrophe. Over at Whitterer on Autism, Maddy has a rather complete list of blogospheric reations.

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