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My son has a teacher who is just kind of tough. She is a special ed teacher. My son goes to a special ed preschool and also attends regular preschool in the same building. She is consistently acting like I am stupid and that my questions are bizarre. She also acts like she knows it all, not humble. She gives me these condescending looks all the time and i really do not get it?!?!?!? I know that her job is difficult and she has some rather difficult kids to deal with.  She is 10 years my junior and i think she believes i am stupid or something and at least acts like I am; I have an advanced degree and probably more education than her. I do not like feeling this way about her. I have concerns that because she does not like me that she may not treat my son fairly. My husband is a Dr. and i think she has some issues with that as well. I think that next year we will opt out of the special ed thing and pay for outside therapy. It would be easier not having to deal with her tough, unbending personality. k in motown

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knagsmom
Nov. 22, 2010 at 10:47 PM

speacial education teachers should never behave that way towards people. my friend is a special ed teacher and i love that she is so nice and able to give great advice when ur concerned

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kkbird
Nov. 22, 2010 at 11:03 PM

Express your Concerns to HER DIRECTLY!!!!!!!...... let her KNOW this WILL NOT BE .  Then voice it to the higher ups.... if you feel that she will be ugly to you child then BE THE MOTHER HEN..... No child deserve any type of fear from school and if the teachers can't deal with their jobs... then maybe thats not the right "job" for them.    GOOD LUCK.....

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Lilly...
Nov. 22, 2010 at 11:48 PM

Take it to who ever is her supeiorer. I am a product of Speical Education (several learning disabilities).  A lot of my teachers in elementery school would act as if they knew better than my paretns during conferences because they (the teachers) spent so many hours with me. 

My mother educated herself on parent rights, and child rights, and ADA, and had teachers fired for acting better than god when it came her child's education. 

Personally I wouldn't pull him from the school because of one bad teacher. Talk to the principal or superindent. Seek out the PTA, PTO, find out if there is a Special Ed PTA,PTO. 

Try to talk with other parents of kids in your son's class, try to get their impression on the teacher and her behaviors towards them as well.

Good Luckhugs

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