New special ed PTA helps parents, teachers
Original post made on Nov 29, 2010
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on Nov 29, 2010 at 4:55 pm
My feeling is that we are already spending a disproportionate amount of resources on special needs kids to the educational detriment of the majority. There must be a better way to help them outside of the public schools.
on Nov 29, 2010 at 5:02 pm
Den - I'm sorry you feel that way, but most parents with special needs kids already are maxed out financially trying to help their kids, with therapists, caretaking, and lots of stress. It's been shown over and over again that the investment in special programs for early intervention in education can help many of these kids become useful, productive and tax-paying citizens. It's a long-term investment, but in the long run, it will pay off!
on Nov 29, 2010 at 6:46 pm
Den- The schools are not spending enough on special needs children. They should be spending more on training the teachers who are going to have these students in their regular education classrooms, they should be spending more on supplies needed to help these students to learn at the same rate as their peers, they should be spending it on related service providers and the like. The majority of these children can exist in a public school setting IF they get the extra help they need and the 'regular' ed. children can learn something about diversity and learning styles.