Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Ethan’s Law: Florida’s petty legislators refuse to use Ethan’s name | Reclaim Reform

Ethan’s Law: Florida’s petty legislators refuse to use Ethan’s name | Reclaim Reform:



Ethan’s Law: Florida’s petty legislators refuse to use Ethan’s name

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Politicians in Florida are dysfunctional, petty and cruel.
When the story of the infliction of a mandated high stakes testing on a dying, blind, brain damaged child with cerebral palsy, Ethan Rediske, finally received full national attention, Ethan had just died. His mother, Andrea, had previously written a simple and clear letter prior to his death requesting that the insane demands by the Florida Board of Education and the State of Florida cease. The letter was included in the news coverage.
Ethan’s mom was then slammed by some members of the press for even attempting to opt-out of the test. Less than a month after Ethan’s death, Florida Secretary of Education Pam Stewart sent a letter to all of the state’s teachers demeaning Ethan’s mom without mentioning Ethan or Andrea by name. A law, Ethan’s Law, was introduced in order to simply exempt children such as Ethan from being subjected to bizarre demands such as these mandated tests. Ethan’s Law, or Ethan’s Act, was named as a memoriam for the child who lost his life during this mindless, state endorsed abuse. Read HERE for details.
Today, even that small bit of honor and remembrance was snatched from Ethan’s mom, dad and family.
The law will be included in a larger bill, HB 7117 – but without Ethan’s name attached. As a matter of fact, the bill is even more restrictive than the original as to which children may   Ethan’s Law: Florida’s petty legislators refuse to use Ethan’s name | Reclaim Reform:

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