This one comes to us from Chicago, where a school board candidate objected to replacing the current 55 year old building used to teach special needs students. The building is pretty crappy.
… some of the problems with the current facility: hallways too narrow for wheelchairs, inadequate bathrooms, no air conditioning, and so little space that they’re forced to use a janitor’s closet for teaching.
Jan Shaw spoke to the school board last month —
“Don’t build a magnet that’s going to be pulling more special needs children into the district that we’re going to have to educate the whole way through,” Shaw said.
When later asked if maybe, just maybe, that statement was a tad offensive to children with special needs, Jan had a ready answer.
Shaw says, “I could see somebody who’s got special needs kids who wants everything for their child saying somebody told me no. How dare you say no to the poor little child? Of course those kids need to be educated. I understand that…but I also think somebody needs to represent the taxpayers around here.”
Oh, I get it. This is what Matthew meant about separating the sheep from the goats.
Jan, you old goat, you’re going to hell.
Thanks to Angela for the heads up.