Tuesday, July 15, 2008

On Your Mark...

I'm getting my thoughts together before I call the school district. "Hi, remember me? I called two months ago when you wouldn't allow my son to come to school in a wheelchair." This is going to be worse. Much worse.

I'm still so angry that I can hardly see straight, and I'm also very sad and exhausted. But of course I can find the fire to fight for Niko. Of course.

And apparently he's not the only one. This makes me even angrier.

What kind of an environment do we have here, where three teachers all see a child abused and feel that they can't speak up for fear of losing their jobs?! They kept an extra eye on him, and they shouldn't have to do that. They should be able to point and say, "No!" and be protected. And on the other hand, wouldn't it be worth losing your job if it would save children? Little children. Special needs children.

There are no heroes here.

I'm still sick.

4 comments:

Andrea, Mrs. said...

Um, whistle blowers are PROTECTED. They should have been saying something A LONG time ago. In fact, they SHOULD have been saying something and they could be held accountable for NOT saying something.

Andrea, Mrs. said...

I think you better tell them that.

Laura Oler said...

I'm still sick for you. You have all of us behind you. Keep us posted. I wish I knew someone there who could help...

RIley said...

erre. they're protected by law. . . I don't expect the "law" to help those teachers much. the school district will just fire them for something "unrelated". you can rationalize it a dozen different ways. but personally I look forward to being fired for holding to my values. (Acts 5:38-40)