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Originally posted by curme
Does anybody have any more links? I Googled my fingers off but couldn't find one reference except the Church of Scientology.
Also Friday, Bush signed a bill updating special education requirements. It eases pressure on teachers while increasing enforcement of high standards for the disabled.
The measure is the first major revision to the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act in seven years. The law promises a free and appropriate education in the least restrictive environment to more than 6.7 million children with special needs.
A key provision aims to boost discipline, giving schools more freedom to remove disruptive children if their behavior is not a result of their disability.
Those little monsters as you call them are KIDS with a problem. Kids should be helped, and NOT by giving them drugs so they are calm and they shut up. Because like that you create BIG monsters. It is probably not easy as a teacher to have such a kid in your class, I fully agree. But when you have such a kid in the room, than it is your job and duty to try to help it, to find out wtf is wrong with the kid in question. And if you feel you are not able to help, then you call in professional help. But drugging and leaving it alone with his/her problems? NO!
Originally posted by JoeDoaks
Let me throw a wet blanket on this party-
Other than some celebs and a Church with an agenda what does this do for the other kids in schools? You know, the 98%.
Now, some kid has a learning problem and the school has accept him/her. Have any of you in the current blanket party ever been to a 4th grade class where there is one or more little monsters?
Try it some time as a substitute teacher. Now imagine that/those same little monsters with no medication. The existing requirements were meant to help the 98%. This legislation removes one more tool from schools. No discipline now no medication- what next?
Originally posted by mockan
Hmm. This doesn't pass the smell test. Forced medication of children in
the US has been a given for decades. The critics of the programs have
been correct that the drugs were killing the children, destroying their minds,
leading to killing like at Columbine, suicides, children that hate and
grow into adults with no other interest than to destroy the government
that ruined their lives..
And now a President signs legislation prohibiting forced drugging of
I wouldn't be too hasty thinking Bush actually did something a sane
person would do. I would want to know more of the facts.
There may be other legislation either on the books or to be passed that
negate the forced drugging at schools, to replace it with forced drugging
through other organizations.