Teacher lets Morningside students vote out classmate, 5

Melissa Barton said she is considering legal action after her son’s kindergarten teacher led his classmates to vote him out of class.

After each classmate was allowed to say what they didn’t like about Barton’s 5-year-old son, Alex, his Morningside Elementary teacher Wendy Portillo said they were going to take a vote, Barton said.

By a 14 to 2 margin, the students voted Alex — who is in the process of being diagnosed with autism — out of the class.

Kid may have Asperger’s which may mean he’s a genius which may mean he’ll eventually show them by becoming rich and famous. That’s after he becomes rich from the lawsuit. Haha!




  1. mar says:

    This child should have a teacher’s assistant working with him. The process of having a child assessed is often a long one. In the meantime it is up to the school to handle things appropriately, which in this case was not done. May this be an eye opener to other districts when it comes to helping our kids with special needs.
    And #26, don’t insult people with mental retardation by refering to the poor sick damaged mind of Said.

  2. Lila says:

    Excuse me, but let’s leave it to the educated amongst us to decide about inclusion. I am dismayed by the shameless display of bigotry and prejudice seen here by some of you.
    Karma is a bitch.

  3. Jan says:

    It must be frustrating to have a kid who is constantly disrupting the class. He should be in a special needs class or if he is really out of control then he needs to be institutionalized

  4. Brian says:

    Well, we could know what the kid is prone to. random outbursts, or simply not doing schoolwork and drawing pictures are two totally different things. if the kid was just a pr**k, so be it, but it doesn’t mean the teacher can actually have the children vote him out of the class. Where did he go? home? the office? did the principal let it happen and send the kid home? i feel that this is just the product of a teacher who doesn’t know a thing about anger management.


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