reply to post by stdscf12
I do not in any way shape or form blame teachers. It is a broken system.
I will say this though, had the system offered "aides" like this to my own regular class, during my elementary learning, then my teacher would have
been given some help in making sure some of us understood the concept behind certain things. They could have worked with those of us which are
struggled in one or two areas vs everything, but instead I was shipped to special education where all of the kids with mental problems and behavior
problems were put.
You don't think this had an effect on my ability to excel in school??
This did nothing but make it even harder for me to learn. It made me even farther behind the other kids. I was finally able to get past it all and
get out of there (thanks to my parents) but even though I never needed there services again, I was labeled for the rest of my existence in school as a
special ed kid, not by the students, but by the teachers.
This hurt my ability to get into a good college, my ability to take certain high school classes, I was often asked in front of other students if "i
needed help with a test or something". I didn't need the help. I did just fine in school.
I know they were only trying to help, but fact is, that label they put on me, emotionally and socially hurt me. At times I felt stupid, and would
often question whether I should even bother trying. (many, did give up and either quit school, or just didn't care any more).
I honestly feel all of this could have been avoided, if the class had an extra hand to help me understand the answer as to "why" something is done a
certain way. especially reading, as we all know how the english language is. Just try teaching a child to spell good then have them spell food.
(best galligar ever!)
So, I don't want to see another child have to deal with the stigma I had to deal with, because we have a school system that would rather label a
child as a "special education child" and through you into a classroom you are doomed to failure, instead of trying to help you understand and
succeed in life.
Why are only certain kids given this opportunity?