So an Alabama politician was caught saying that special needs children are inconvenient, and we need to “move them out” of the general population. Name that party!
State Board of Education Vice President Randy McKinney, left, listens as Gov. Robert Bentley talks to the crowd at a State Board of Education meeting in Montgomery, Ala., Thursday, Jan. 27, 2011. At Bentley’s right is board member Ella Bell. Bentley presides over the board because of his office of governor. Bentley said after the meeting he is considering whether to order a small across-the-board cut in education spending due to less-than-anticipated tax collections. (AP Photo/Jamie Martin)
“Is it against the law for us to establish perhaps an academy on special education or something on that order,” asked Bell, “so that our scores that already are not that good would not be further cut down by special-ed’s test scores involved?”
When Bell’s colleagues mentioned LRE, she didn’t seem to understand. “It doesn’t matter about that. You can make it the least restrictive environment,” she said, “I’m trying to see if you can move them out.”
They’re bringing down our statistics! We must segregate them for purity to show our superiority!
Imagine if Roy Moore said it, what the reaction would be. But AL.com doesn’t even bother to mention her political party. Funny that.