The Disabled Child Body as Object

A teacher in this video knocks a child with “special needs” over with her knee, because he was pausing at the door to the classroom and she wanted him to get inside. It was probably an accident, she just wanted to prod him along. When he gets up, she talks above his head to the adult in the room as she keeps pushing the child in the back.

She’s resigned and been arrested. Video at the link. It’s distressing in its casual violence, but not graphic.

The child’s body here is just treated like an object. He’s a non person.

I have become a pro-surveillance partisan in “special education” classrooms. I just can’t see any other way to stop the abuse.

Good tweet here:

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