FL Commissioner of Education Pam Stewart has publicly bullied the mother of a disabled child, Ethan Rediske, who died a month ago. Stewart was appointed: she must be fired.
Stewart is blaming the victim, a common propaganda ploy. She is also wasting taxpayer money by mailing her attack letters to public employees throughout the state. Stewart is blaming the mom, Andrea, for politicizing the death of her child. Since republicans, democrats, conservatives and liberals all oppose the FCAT high stakes state mandated testing, this fanatical attack is Stewart’s own attempt to politicize the topic, again a common propaganda technique of reversal. This is NOT political. She must be fired.
As a matter of fact, the present FCAT high stakes state mandated tests are being abandoned and are being replaced in 2015. (Fact: Ethan and his family were subjected to pressures to force high stakes testing and prep on Ethan as he was dying.) Stewart’s rabid defense of this year’s state mandated testing in the face of widespread refusals and opting out of tests for all parents who rightfully choose not to waste their children’s time and taxpayer money obviously has her in a panic. Attacking the mother of a dead child is unconscionable. This very poor judgment demonstrates that she must be fired.
Please call the office of the Florida Board of Education to tell Stewart what you think.
This is actually a national moral issue to stop the cruel and unusual punishment of a mom for trying to help children across the nation from suffering what her son and family endured.
Also, contact the Board of Education Office online HERE with your written objections.
MOST IMPORTANTLY, PLEASE SIGN THIS SIMPLE LETTER TO ALL OF THE FLORIDA LEGISLATORS (one message; ALL will receive your message) TO PASS ETHAN’S LAW.
CONTACT THEM HERE.
PLEASE SHARE THIS WITH YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS.
View or read the WFTV account of how this began HERE.
Read the Huffington Post account HERE.
Read the Washington Post article HERE.
If you have the stomach to read the actual smarmy hypocrisy in Pam Stewart’s actual mass mailed letter, read it HERE.
* Read Andrea Rediske’s own written response as a grieving mother to the travesty she is being subjected to HERE from the Washington Post.
ALSO, PLEASE CONSIDER HAVING A LEGISLATOR IN YOUR STATE PASS AN ETHAN’S LAW.
THAT IS THE BEST WAY TO ENSURE THAT ETHAN’S LEGACY WILL HELP ALL OF THE LEGISLATIVELY ABUSED CHILDREN IN AMERICA.