Tuesday, May 07, 2013
My son came home from school today sooooooooo upset, if you don't know my son also has Lyme disease, which means he does have some cognitive problems, like me.
He's been doing well in his studies even math which usually gives him huge problems, he's in mid 70's and for him that's great, he's usually a 90 student in History, English and Science. Okay so he was having trouble with an essay from the English teacher and so she said she wanted to explain something to him after school and he said well my next period is a study period and she also had that period off so she said okay I'll see you in study.
She was going on and on about him doing a run on sentence and then turns to him and says do you have a mental deficiency? Right out in front of other kids, one being the girl that was making fun of him for having Lyme. He whispered to her well I do have Lyme sometimes it's hard for me to concentrate.
Then she asked how he was doing in his other classes (now in her class right now he's got a 84 average), he said he wasn't doing so well in Portuguese, she said why? He said well it's a different language I did better when I was at a level 2 not 1 but the teacher said I was advanced last year to go to level 1, he said next year I'm going to a level 2 , she said why you scared? You want the easy way out?
WHAT THE HELL? MY SON HAS ISSUES WITH BULLYING BEFORE HE DOESN'T NEED THIS!!!!!!! SHE'S SUPPOSE TO BE THERE TO BUILD UP STUDENTS NOT TEAR THEM DOWN, NOT BREAK HIS SELF ESTEEM.
I called the VP and told her , my son gets on the phone and was telling her what happened she says to him oh do you think she said it in a kidding way?????????????????
ARE YOU SERIOUS???????????????????????
??? NO TEACHER SHOULD BE ASKING ANY CHILD IF HE HAS A MENTAL DEFICIENCY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! AND WHEN I GOT BACK ON THE PHONE I TOLD HER THAT, I SAID LOOK I KNOW WHAT IT'S LIKE CAUSE I HAVE LYME / FIBRO AND HAVE COGNITIVE PROBLEMS. YOU KNOW WHEN I WENT TO SCHOOL TO BE A MEDICAL ASSISTANT I MADE THE DEAN'S LIST (TO MUCH OF MY SURPRISE) ONLY 3 PEOPLE MADE IT AND I WAS ONE OF THEM WORKING A 40 HR JOB, TAKING CARE OF MY SON AT NIGHT CAUSE HUBBY WORKED 3RD SHIFT AND HE'D BE UP ALL NIGHT AND NOW I CAN'T EVEN UNDERSTAND SIMPLE INSTRUCTIONS, SO WHEN HE CAME HOME ALMOST IN TEARS CAUSE OF WHAT THE TEACHER SAID IT REALLY HIT MY HEART....
IF I GET IN THAT SCHOOL WITH THAT TEACHER I'M AFRAID WHAT I'LL DO, MY SON HAS BEEN BULLIED ALL THROUGH SCHOOL EVEN BY SOME TEACHERS AND I'M SICK OF IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Not cause he's my son , but honestly he's so good all he wants is that one friend , he treats everyone with respect, this is the teacher that was just talking good about him the other day and now she's asking if he has a mental deficiency??????????????