Special Education Parents Want Cameras In Classrooms
Following several incidents of alleged mistreatment of students with disabilities, a grassroots movement is urging schools to install cameras in classrooms.
Parents from New Jersey to Texas are turning to the Internet to make their case that children with special needs — particularly those who are nonverbal and often unable to report problems — are far too vulnerable at school.
Tara Heidinger of Lakewood, Ohio sprung to action after her 8-year-old son, Corey, who has autism, came home with marks on his skin and said his teacher had been “mean” to him. Other students in the class indicated that the teacher grabbed Corey’s arm and screamed in his face when the boy got upset. School officials, however, did not believe the account since they said there was no proof.
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Heidinger is one of several parents from across the country who have taken to Facebook and the online petition website Change.org to raise concerns and press schools to add video monitoring.
Despite privacy concerns, even some education groups concede it may be time to consider cameras, reports ABC News. To read more click here.