Do you worry that your child is being mistreated?

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Registered: 11-13-2008
Do you worry that your child is being mistreated?
Fri, 02-08-2013 - 3:12pm

ABC News reported on a movement to require cameras in special needs classrooms: 

A grassroots movement to put cameras in classrooms, driven by the parents of special-needs students, is simmering across the country. It's a personal crusade for many of the parents who say their children have suffered abuse at the hands of teachers and classroom aides with unsatisfying consequences.

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 I can understand why parents want to know that special ed teachers are being monitored since some of these kids can't even speak for themselves.

What are your thoughts on this?

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Registered: 08-13-2007

I'm torn on this.  As a parent of child with special needs, sure I want to know what is going on, especially when they are unable to speak for themselves.  However, if they aren't going to put cameras in all classrooms, they shouldn't only put them in special needs classrooms.  Sure, there are bad special ed teachers.  But there are bad general ed teachers too.  It seems somewhat discriminatory to only put them in the special needs classrooms.  Again, I'm torn...