So I got this nasty letter from a reader the other day who was stupid enough to:
a. call herself a special education teacher
b. give her full name
c. divulge the school where she teaches, the program she teaches in, and all of her “credentials”
d. ALL OF THE ABOVE
Anyway, I have no problem with folks disagreeing with me when I write a blog post or an article (in fact, I welcome it as it usually ends up enlightening me in some way or another), but this woman’s tone was clearly that of someone who is no longer fit to teach our amazing kids. She’s angry, she’s judgmental, she’s prejudiced, and uses words like “normal” to describe kids who aren’t in a special education program, and words like “creepy” to describe some of the behaviors exhibited by her students (who she says she has to “fix”).
I have a plan to deal with her, and it includes reading her email at an upcoming Board meeting at the district where she teaches. Hell, I’ll probably travel from district to district reading her garbage if only to bring attention to some of these horrid people that dare call themselves educators. Move over losers and make room for the people who truly care about our children and WANT to make a difference!
Even if she had a valid point or two in her letter, it was lost amongst the disgusting, rude, and offensive language that she chose to present it in. (But just for the record, she didn’t have a valid point because she obviously didn’t read my original article all the way through. If she had, she would’ve realized that I had already addressed some of the “concerns” she had about my son’s behavior).
Ryan heard about what happened and rushed right over to make sure I was okay (he’s so sweet, that Ryan).
Here’s what he had to say about it:
I just can’t get over how thoughtful Ryan is. And he always knows exactly what to say to cheer me up.
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