There really are no words. I watched this video and all I could do was cry for this poor little boy and every other child that had these women as teachers. This kind of atrocity actually happens; I’ve seen it happen. I know that it is possible for people to do this because I have seen it with my own eyes though I had hoped with my whole heart that we had grown enough in our understanding of developmental disorders that this kind of “shaming” was no longer an issue.
I had only planned to stay home for a few short years with Jp but when language became such a struggle for him we made the decision to keep him home for this reason. And be certain that if we reach school age and my son still has difficulties with communication I will periodically be doing this as well.
The women on the tape thought that these children would have no way to “tell on them”. How utterly shameful and horrible. I can’t even type this without wanting to cry. Please, watch this and know that as frightening as it is, these things DO happen and if you EVER feel like something is wrong or off with your children’s school or teachers please take action!
I love this man for standing up for his son and making this video viral so that we can all be more educated to the fact that it is not always the child that is the “problem”, it is the way that are being treated at school. I love this man for not taking anyone’s word. He knew his son and was willing to go against the school system to prove it.
You are my hero, Stuart Chaifetz!
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