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essay subject: how to fix special ed.


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Posted Apr 22, 2002 at 9:43:57 PM
Subject: essay subject: how to fix special ed.


In our district students have to pass a written essay test
given in 9th and 10th grade.

When my twins were in middle school they started teaching
the essay in 8th grade.
Now my dyslexic 6th grader is being taught the essay formula.

I'm all for it as I think he is going to need all the instruction he
can get.

Today he brought home his worksheet for the first essay.
His topic: 'why special ed doesn't work the way it should'.

I am just dying to see what he writes
and dying to send it on to several people in the district.....

Anne

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Posted:Apr 22, 2002 9:52:18 PM

Your son is defintely not a pusillanimous child...gee I wonder if the special ed gurus have a clue to the meaning of pusillanimous....yes, I am sure they do...it means timid or cowardly..

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Posted:Apr 23, 2002 9:18:40 AM

Can you share it with us when he finishes? I think all of us would LOVE to see an "insider's view" of special ed from a kid's perspective!

Karen

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Posted:Apr 23, 2002 11:05:58 AM


I am also very curious to see what he says!
Will post his observations.

We did have a long talk about SE last night.
He was stunned to learn that things were not
always like they are now - that kids were punished
for being LD, told they were stupid, told they would
never amount to anything.

As much as we have to fight and NAG to get stuff
done for our kids, it is still so much better than
it used to be - when it was nothing and worse.

Anne

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