Wednesday, February 09, 2005

Leave ALL Children Behind?

I'm sure Bush & Company want and think their "No Child Left Behind" scheme will work at improving our school's results, but if what one of my teacher friends pointed out to me is any example, it sounds like way too much micro-managing and old Soviet style "Central Planning".

This friend teaches Special Education in a Connecticut high school. Apparently, some parents of "Special-Ed" students have complained that their children shouldn't be put in "Special" classes, that they belong in regular classes with everybody else. Thus, even the kids who are severely retarded and/or are severe behavior problems, will be "integrated" into the regular classrooms.

It seems like it will be confusing and disrupting to all the students.

But don't worry about my friend's employment status, he'll still be a "Special-Ed" teacher.