Special-education teachers disciplined for refusing to administer exams

03/6/2009 | Seattle Times, The

Two Seattle special-educators have been suspended for 10 days each for refusing to administer tests to six students with special needs. Parents said the teachers were simply following their wishes to opt their children out of the exams. "They're sticking up for my kid and what I want for my child," said parent Rachel McKean, who says her 10-year-old son has the intellectual abilities of a toddler. "They know what he can and can't do."

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