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Here's an alarming story from last year.
Great public education.
Why would anybody think public schools are a problem.
After all, the teachers are products of the same system.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A 9-year-old autistic boy who misbehaved at school was stuffed into a duffel bag and the drawstring pulled tight, according to his mother, who said she found him wiggling inside as a teacher's aide stood by.
The mother of fourth-grader Christopher Baker said her son called out to her when she walked up to him in the bag Dec. 14. The case has spurred an online petition calling for the firing of school employees responsible.
"He was treated like trash and thrown in the hallway," Chris' mother, Sandra Baker, said Thursday. She did not know how exactly how long he had been in the bag, but probably not more than 20 minutes.
School accused of putting autistic student in bag
The pharmaceutical industry in cooperation with psychiatrists and uneducated or irresponsible parents have created a whole new and totally unnecessarily isolated student demographic of the correctively medicated.
I personally am not a fan of home schooling (although I support your right to do it), but I am a huge advocate for private or charter schools. There's no question liberals have attempted a complete take over of the public education system. And as usual anything they touch turns into a miserable failure. There excuse is always money, even though many private/charter schools get fantastic results with half the resources.
Yeah, if I had kids in Texas schools, I'd want to pull them out too. But the less cowardly thing to do, is fight for good, quality public education. If you have the time to home school, you have the time to supplement your kid's studies, and fight to represent their educational needs.
reply to post by greencmp
We had talked about doing it for a good while beforehand, and we're lucky to live in a state that supports homeschooling in the way that it does (literally just tell their principal that they're going to be HS'd and there's no curriculum that is necessary to follow...).
I am also disabled (blindness) and so am home 24/7 to be able to teach them and support them through their education.
I know that not everyone is in that kind of position to be able to do what we did, but it all worked in our favor and we feel confident in their abilities and their education. Heck, the programs we have them in are the exact programs that they use in the school they'd be going to anyhow lol
But you're right; there are a LOT of burned out teachers that just could not give a crap any more. It was always hard for teachers to begin with. Now? Much, much worse.
Especially when you consider that 10 years ago, the instances of autism were 1 in 10000 kids. Now it's at 1 in 50. That means that unless they go through special training to learn how to educate just this disorder alone, let alone all the other ones that are on the rise, they are completely unprepared with how to deal with the kids.
There ARE those out there that are good and care about the kids they are sitting in front of, but, to be honest, they are starting to become the exceptions, not the rule.