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TODAY TONIGHT ON JOHN McKENNA
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Posted 23 June 2009 - 07:08 PM
did everyone see this story regarding a father whose chose to keep his daughter home as she was bullied time and time again because she is special needs, now there trying to charged the father THIS IS OUTRAGEOUS!!! I have wriiten to today tonight in support for John and I urged all parents of special needs to write in as well, we need to make a difference not just for our kids but for the future kids of special needs as well.
Come on ladies enough is enough lets show the Department of Education, the principals, the teachers, we are not going to tolerate it anymore, its not on!
and her teacher who told John his daughter Vanessa can change class, can change school but thats the boys class and the boys school and his not moving........SHAME SHAME SHAME, the teacher should be named and shamed......
Posted 23 June 2009 - 07:42 PM
didn't see the show as those shows are usualy very one sided. I did read the artical though. And yes it was very one sided. Was the story about bullying or the fact the dad wasn't educating his DD???
Is it wrong that he may be charged for not sending her to school? No its not. he is breaking the law. Sure that school has alot to answer for but the fact is that she isn't being educated and hasn't been for 15mths. Im sure in that 15mths the dad would have looked into reporting the school? discussing the issues with the school? doing something to stop/change the situation? or is he just at home twiddling his fingers?
What is his long term plan? keep her at home untill the school decides it will stand by its "no bullying" policy?
there are two very big issues here. 1 the school has a duty of care to keep its students feeling safe and it dosn't sound like that was happening BUT 2. The father needs to get an education for his DD.
the teacher should be named and shamed......No the teacher should be delt with by the education department.
My DD was bullied when she first started school. Not SN but bullying is bullying. I had heaps of trouble with her teacher so i took it to the principle and visited the class room every day to make sure the plan we put together was in place. I rang the parents of the bully and also the bullys friends parents becouse alot of the time the friends could have put an end to it. I visited other schools to move her into if it came to that. I spoke to some people at the education department about how to get it all to stop. what i didn't do was pull her out and not have her in any school at all for 15mths.
I dont think im sending any emails to anyone.
Posted 23 June 2009 - 08:22 PM
No sympathy at all for the guy. He did the right thing in pulling the girl out of school IMO but then he either needed to find a suitable school or choose to homeschool Home education is not that hard to do legally in Qld.
Posted 23 June 2009 - 08:26 PM
I never trust those shows. They are very one sided.
If the dad was that concerned about his childs welfare then homeschool her, education is a part of a child's welfare.
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