politician suggests we stop educating kids w/special needs!!

Cherish - posted on 08/21/2012 ( 3 moms have responded )

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This man is RIDICULOUS!!Saying our kids are costing alot of money and it is time we stop educating them!!

“I got to be honest with you, I am not in favor of the No Child Left Behind Act. We are spending millions and millions of dollars educating children that have a hard time making their wheelchair move and, I’m sorry, but you’ve got to say, ‘no’ somewhere. We need to educate our children, but there are certain individuals that are just not going to benefit from an education,” Ewing said.

Ewing is now trying to convince people that what he really said was that these children “can’t even figure out how to make their wheelchair work.” Somehow, this is supposed to make it sound better from having “a hard time making their wheelchair move.”

http://foolocracy.com/2012/08/alaska-pol...

I found his contact info...
Mark A. Ewing (Republican)
447 S. Boundary St.
Wasilla, AK 99654
Phone: (907) 232-7089

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Danielle - posted on 08/21/2012

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I guess then parents with special need children shouldn't have to pay that tax then!

This is so saddening.
Where would you draw the line?!
What about all the lazy parents who don't continue education outside of school hours... Who blatantly take advantage of their children's neurotypical status and let them play video games all day. Does it account for lack of effort if that child fails? Would that child be kicked out of an educational program?
I feel if this is a serious statement he is saying then there should be consequences for everyone, not just special needs!!

Nahony - posted on 08/21/2012

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Maybe he has no children or he does not love them, because any children has the right to be educated... We did not asked for a child with disabilities but i am sure we all love them with all our hearts!! this guy has no soul.

Katherine - posted on 08/21/2012

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How sick. What a douche. Pardon my french. He must be the most ignorant person on the planet.

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