Union says teacher will get chance to tell story

The Michigan Education Association says a teacher in danger of being fired over video of a student who got stuck in a classroom chair looks forward to telling her story.
AP Wire
Mar 1, 2014

The video was recorded in November 2013 at Oaktree Elementary in Goodrich and recently released to a TV station. Patrick Greenfelder, a lawyer for the boy's family, says the teacher, Nicole McVey, and Principal Michael Ellis taunted the 10-year-old student, who has Asperger's syndrome.

Ellis resigned. McVey opted to fight the district's attempt to fire her through the tenure process.

In a statement Friday, MEA official Abby Zarimba says an upcoming hearing will let the teacher "provide context and truth about the situation."

Greenfelder said "the video speaks for itself" and "clearly shows a lack of compassion" for the boy.



She should be all done as a teacher, anyone that callous or stupid should not be in a classroom as the teacher butin a classroom learning how to be a more intelligent and compassionate person.


She needs to go. No excuse for her behavior.

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