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Monday, October 6, 2014

Social Media Shaming

Marlene Sokol writes at The Tampa Bay Times:
Social media shaming increasingly is a tactic parents employ when calling, emailing or sitting through individual educational plan, or IEP, meetings does not get the results they seek.
School officials say they do what is best for children, according to the law and best practices, regardless of what parents might say on social media.
But some parents believe otherwise. [Amanda] Taylor says her campaign got fast attention for Alexis, who has spina bifida, although the issues are far from resolved.
In South Tampa, Henry Frost, who has autism, was able to attend his neighborhood school after a Facebook campaign in late 2012.
"I Stand With Henry," which featured a video that paid homage to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., was Henry's idea, said his mother, Lauri Hunt. "It's his platform," she said.
In recent weeks Henry posted that Wilson Middle School took him off the rolls after he missed too many days because of medical issues. On Sept. 16, Henry posted that he's back in Wilson