May 29th 2008 10:09AM I think if I had done what my son's teacher was suggesting(put him in a Special Class) it would have only SEPARATED him from his peers. His education wasn't the issue, it was how others TREATED him!! How do you teach a 5-year-old that the people that are supposed to be teaching him how to respect others don't know how to lead by example??? She ENCOURAGED kids to do the opposite of right, and that sort of thing will stay in ALL of the childrens memories.......what kind of people develope out of that kind of teaching??
May 29th 2008 9:25AM My son had ticks (rubbing his nose when excited about something) when he was in kindergarten, which attracted so much attention from the teacher and students that he suffered an enormous amount of teasing and taunting. From kids AND teachers! The teacher would tell other kids NOT to play with him, because they would probably get in trouble from being around him. He was evaluated, and I was told it COULD be Aspergher Syndrome, but more possibly he just has a tick that he'll grow out of. I went to the principle armed with the pediatrician and psychologists evaluation hoping to curb the teachers attitude to my child....I figured after telling them that professionals told me that if he was given a little TIME and UNDERSTANDING, he would probably grow out of it.....Well, the principle just looked at me and suggested that he might be a candidate for a SPECIAL CLASS!! Can you believe it?? I told her no. She wasn't happy. The year was hell. There wasn't anywhere else I could turn. We suffered that year, but since then, after NOT having that teacher, my son's made honor roll...every time. hmmmmm, why were they so intent on pushing for him to go to a Special Class?????
Nov 10th 2007 7:41AM If I had $25,000 to spend, I think I'd use it for something that would last a little longer than dessert...like maybe towards my MORTGAGE!! I think not having to pay THAT little bill for a YEAR would be more appealing to me.