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  •  Number 8 (8+ / 0-)

    As the parent of an autistic teen and a 9 year old with limited vision and reading issues, and an adult who has Dyscalculia I hate number 8. Every kid learns at their own rate. When you add in disabilities that discrepancy can multiply. My daughter (9 year old) for example is years ahead of herself in science and social studies, but about a year and a half behind in reading despite great strides made this year. My son reads well, but his vocabulary is behind (though better than it was), as is his math because the special needs behavioral classroom he was in in elementary didn't cover things done in the 'typical' classroom. And as they didn't send any homework home, I didn't know about it until I started homeschooling him in 6th grade and found out he'd had NO fractions, decimals, or geometry.
    And yet he was expected to pass the exact same FCAT as everyone else.
    Every kid learns, but not every kid learns ever subject at the same speed. And they should never be punished for that.

    "Madness! Total and complete madness! This never would've happened if the humans hadn't started fighting one another!" Londo Mollari

    by FloridaSNMOM on Fri Jun 22, 2012 at 05:29:43 AM PDT

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