Thursday, May 2, 2013

Hospitalized 4th grader, hooked up to machines, asked to take standardized test

Hospitalized 4th grader, hooked up to machines, asked to take standardized test:


Hospitalized 4th grader, hooked up to machines, asked to take standardized test

hospital-bed1In the you-can’t-make-up-this-stuff category: A fourth grader with severe epilepsy being screened at a hospital for possible brain surgery was lying in bed when a teacher walked in and asked him to take a New York State high-stakes standardized test.
Really.
According to this story on Channel CBS6 in Albany, Joey Furlong was at the Cohen Children’s Medical Center on Long Island last week and was hooked up to several medical machines, when, according to his mother, Tami Furlong:
….a woman walked into his room with a piece of paper that had his name on it and told my husband that she was a teacher from the New York City School District and that she was there to administer the 4th grade New York State test to my son.
The family had already talked to his school and made arrangements for him to make up the test when he was out of the hospital, where he was undergoing tests to see if he could undergo brain surgery to help alleviate what CBS6 said was “life-threatening epilepsy.” So 

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