Posted 18 November 2012 - 11:44 AM
I am the mother of a 4th grader in Tennessee. Recently my child has brought to my attention that his teacher is retaining him from his related arts classes (gym, music, art, library, technology, and guidance) to complete work he has not finished in class. His teacher constantly complains to us that his grades are less than what she expects and makes us feel as parents that we are to blame for his educational problems. There has been no mention of testing him for any disability and there has been no request by his teacher to do IEP testing. When I confronted her by email about my issues with her keeping him from other classes outside her room she threatened me with legal action. What can I do legally to help my child when the school is backing their teacher and refusing to help our child in any way?