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  •  there was a funny (3+ / 0-)
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    tultican, StrayCat, NYCee

    email going around about applying the NCLB standards to the football team. Not so funny when you realize how well funded some football teams are.

    I work in special ed. There ARE differences between people, and some of them make it damnably hard to master the general ed curriculum, before adding in poverty or family dysfunction. I am relieved that my former director, who told us over and over that everyone could achieve at grade level, and should be in general ed no matter what, has moved on to more gullible pastures.

    I was at an IEP meeting not long ago where one of the teachers was chiding the student for saying he didn't do his homework because he didn't have a pencil. Well, with his mom sitting right there (and giving him $2 for Gatorade), it turns out he didn't have any pencils. The one "by the microwave" belonged to his brother.

    I don't think some of these "deformers" want to know how different life can be for kids in the same school or in the same city. Sometimes you just can't imagine it until something like this comes up.

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