Alex Barton

In Autism/Aspergers Syndrome, education, Injustice, stupidity on May 27, 2009 by Editor Z

It was on May 20 of last year that Florida Kindergarten teacher Wendy Portiio humiliated one of her students Alex Barton, 6 who has Aspergers syndrome, when she called on students to vote Alex out of the class. The young students encouraged by the teacher who should have been the voice of reason among the young children; voted young Alex out of class by a 14-2 Survivor style vote.

I still say a years suspension and being stripped of her tenure is not punishment enough. Furthermore it is embarrassing that so many of her colleagues stood with her in her conduct in this incident. Why this woman will be allowed to educate children again is eludes me.



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