Grow up, Arlington County
I was dismayed to read how the Arlington County Public Schools treated Betsy Rosenblatt Rosso and her daughter Zoe ["Girl's suspension a sign of the times for potty training," front page, Jan. 30]. As an Arlington resident, I am keenly aware of the budget restrictions and staffing shortages that this county faces. At the same time, I know that Arlington celebrates its diversity, its progressive approach and its high educational ideals. To bar a developmentally normal child from attending school simply because of an inconvenient (and surely temporary) challenge with potty training is, quite simply, inhumane, unjust and counter to all the things I thought this county stood for.
Clearly Zoe's parents were doing everything they could to work with the system and encourage their child. Arlington County did not meet that level of effort.
Kim A. O'Connell, Arlington
| February 2, 2011; 6:34 PM ET
Categories: Arlington, day care, education, schools
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