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Should Teacher of Bullied Child Lose Her Job?

A father says he wants a teacher fired for allegedly bullying, or allowing other staff members to bully, his autistic son.

A YouTube video made by an angry New Jersey father titled "Teacher/Bully: How My Son Was Humiliated and Tormented by his Teacher and Aide," has gone viral.

According to a report on Fox News, the father, Stuart Chaifetz, sent his 10-year-old autistic son to school with a hidden microphone. On the recording, shared in a 17-minute YouTube video, staff could be heard berating the boy, even calling him a “bastard.”

Multiple voices can be heard on the tape and the school district has reportedly said that those identified as participating have been fired. But the child's teacher, Kelly Altenburg, is still employed with the Cherry Hill Public School District. Chaifetz was told, however, that she has been “reassigned.”

A spokesman with the New Jersey State Teachers' Association said Altenburg’s voice is not specifically identified on the tape. Chaifetz said he believes the teachers' union is protecting her because of tenure and he wants her fired.

Do you think the teacher should be fired? Tell us in comments. 

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Wayne Hanson April 29, 2012 at 12:35 AM
I hate public unions for which the public have no choice but to pay for.

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