When Democracy Goes Wrong
Some stories don't even need a comment: a Florida teacher faces legal action for allowing her students to vote a 5-year-old child with Asperger's Syndrome of out the classroom.
After each classmate was allowed to say what they didn't like about Barton's 5-year-old son, Alex, his Morningside Elementary teacher Wendy Portillo said they were going to take a vote, Barton said.
By a 14 to 2 margin, the students voted Alex -- who is in the process of being diagnosed with autism -- out of the class.
Alex then spent the rest of the day in the nurse's office. The school system says it is investigating the situation. I would hope so.
Charles Fox of the Special Education Law Blog also weighs in.