Friday, May 9, 2014
Parents of Students with Autism Beg While APS Spends Extravagantly on Sports
Anyone else watch what occurred at last night's School Board Meeting? Bunch of parents of kids with autism attended and begged and pleaded with the School Board to restore $270,000 in proposed cuts to APS's autism programs. It's common knowledge that the number of children diagnosed with autism is increasing. Same Arlington Public School System that can't spend enough on sports and activities that have little to do with education? And I thought the Arlington County Board's priorities are inverted!
Instead of begging to have funds restored and increased to educate APS students with autism parents should be demanding the resignation of Superintendent Patrick Murphy and the retirement of School Board members who support Murphy's recreation-socialization-remediation agenda.
Brenda - Wakefield Parent