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In the post about the most hated people, the OP listed Wendy Portillo, the teacher who had students vote out Alex Barton from the class. I

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Also, if she was not trained in special education or expecting to have a special student in the class, it is likely she was not even close to capable of handling it. Well, obviously she couldn't. But she handled it in a dispicable way, and the lesson she taught the rest of the class is reason enough for her to never teach again. She should have sought help from her superiors, not turned it into a sorority initiation exercise.

Not excusing her at all, but my mom taught special ed (autistics for 8 years), and though she studied it and knew what she was getting into, and made great progress with many kids, there were still some days that I remember taking a lot out of her.

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