I came across something on Facebook about a High School girl who hows Downs syndrome and was voted homecoming queen because the school admins made the other students vote her as a "lesson of kindness."
I get what they were trying to teach but basically you rigged a "competition" so the "handicapped kid" could feel "beautiful." & so everyone else can feel good about "doing something nice." I think that's wrong. It was a pitty vote.
Maybe I am just sensitive person but does anyone else see it that way? You want the "special" kid to feel "normal" so you give her a crown to feel "pretty". I think it's wrong, the girl should feel "normal" for her personality not because of her DX.
How would you feel if your "disabled" child was made prom king / queen or homecoming to feel "pretty" or "normal"? -My son has autism and i would be PISSED he was voted to win soley based off the fact he has autism.
I'm searching my FB timeline to post the picture but I think you'd have to be friends with the person who posted the story.