Organized by: Leticia Flores
Has anyone ever witnessed discrimination against a child and the perpetrater be someone in an authoritative position and in my case that someone was a number of adults.playing in a supportive role . Teachers , hall monitors, even the office staff uncluding the principal himself...... See my son has been diagnosed with a mental illness and i took it upon myself to explain what was going on in my sons life to a few teachers in hopes of some understanding and support.. I instead recieved alternative options of education and was told that my sons well being was in jepordy and that the principal was concerned anothrr child would react to my sons outbursts or odd behavior and hurt him....i was livid!! The fact that most of yhe teachers watched my son walk from class to class smerking and judging and gossiping about what their critical and less than helpful comments based on yheir simple minded perception ...i strongly believe there should be a quiet safe heaven kids dealing with mental illness can retreat to when necessary...i am motivated and driven to watch a change happen in the public school system in regards to children dealing with mental illness and not just pushed out the way.