Two Seattle special education teachers were suspended for 10 days without pay for refusing to give their cognitively impaired students a state-mandated exam.

The teachers say they were acting on the wishes of the students’ parents. But school district officials insist the teachers were not doing their jobs when they failed to fulfill a state requirement.

The students involved are in kindergarten through fifth grades, but they are not at grade level academically. Rather, the students are struggling to learn functional skills like feeding themselves and communicating, reports The Seattle Times. To read more click here.

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