Ohio Teachers’ Abusive Comments Recorded by Student

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As a parent to a child who receives special education services, I was shocked and horrified when I heard the story of Cheyanne, an Ohio teenager who was allegedly verbally abused and ridiculed by her special education teacher and teacher's aide. The 14-year-old was wanting to go to school less and less frequently and even resorted to hurting herself in attempts to stay home. Troubled, her parents contacted the school to ask for help, and even after being told by the teacher and principal that Cheyanne's stories weren't true, they persisted. Eventually, they spoke with the school's … [Read more...]