While it was revealed that webtoon writer and YouTuber Joo Ho-min had transferred his son after suing a special education teacher for child abuse, claims were raised that this was a decision made by non-disabled parents.
According to a report by the Kyunghyang Shinmun on the 13th, the National Association of Disabled Parents (Parents Association) proposed to the Gyeonggi Provincial Office of Education to expand special classes at A Elementary School, where Joo Ho-min’s son attended, in June메이저사이트 of last year. A special education teacher at an elementary school came up with a plan to improve after being removed from his position for emotionally abusing Joo Ho-min’s son.
According to the Special Education Act, if there are more than six people in a class eligible for special education, schools are obliged to add additional classes. At that time, there were a total of 8 children with disabilities belonging to the special class of elementary school A.
At their request, the Gyeonggi Provincial Office of Education determined that elementary school A was eligible for expansion after reviewing the law, and promised Parents’ Solidarity and Ju Ho-min that they would increase the number of classes and hire teachers as of September 1 last year.
However, non-disabled parents of elementary school A opposed the expansion of special classes. They argued, “When customized classes (special classes) are expanded, children from customized classes in the suburbs will enroll or transfer schools,” and “the victims of the standard of law are 187 (non-disabled) students.”
They also expressed their opposition on the grounds that increasing the number of special classes to two classes would increase the number of students to 12 and increase the number of disabled children in schools.
Organized activities such as holding a meeting against class expansion or collecting signatures in front of the school gate were added, and opposition intensified. It can only happen when the community agrees.”
Later, as Joo’s son transferred to another elementary school, the number of people eligible for special education decreased, and the expansion of special classes at A elementary school was canceled, the media reported.
In this regard, an official from the Gyeonggi Provincial Office of Education explained to the Kyunghyang Shinmun, “The expansion was promoted because the legal requirements were met, but it was canceled because the number of students decreased as Ho-min Joo’s children transferred schools.”