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  • dyslexia isn't reading words backwards subby.


    /get it right before your next lame attempt at an overused, unoriginal, unfunny headline
  • Lets talk about the subbys genital warts.
  • .ybbuS daB

    But cool story. Good to see the family get a bit of compensation for their efforts for their son.
  • FTFA: "Students with special needs today have a wider variety of supports, funding and services available to them," he said in a statement.

    I call a gigantic, steaming pile of bullshiat on that one. The trend today is to dump kids with special needs into regular classrooms in the name of inclusiveness, but provide limited resources, at best, to help those kids. Teachers spend most of their time with the special needs and other lower kids, while average students are left to fend for themselves.
  • CixelsyD

    It's like Claritin-D, but for Mr. Mxyzptlk's people.
  • Ess_Aytch: FTFA: "Students with special needs today have a wider variety of supports, funding and services available to them," he said in a statement.

    I call a gigantic, steaming pile of bullshiat on that one. The trend today is to dump kids with special needs into regular classrooms in the name of inclusiveness, but provide limited resources, at best, to help those kids. Teachers spend most of their time with the special needs and other lower kids, while average students are left to fend for themselves.


    It's been 20 years since I've been in this "program," and sadly,i hope I'm not agreeing. Developmentally, i was behind, but appearance? "normal." So, i was sent to fend for myself, save a few hours with the school psychologist a week...
    I would hope things were better now, apparently not...
  • Ess_Aytch: FTFA: "Students with special needs today have a wider variety of supports, funding and services available to them," he said in a statement.

    I call a gigantic, steaming pile of bullshiat on that one. The trend today is to dump kids with special needs into regular classrooms in the name of inclusiveness, but provide limited resources, at best, to help those kids. Teachers spend most of their time with the special needs and other lower kids, while average students are left to fend for themselves.


    Very true. The kids who are gifted also get no support. This is supposed to make sure no child is left behind, but everyone gets left behind. As a teacher, I spent more time modifying lesson plans than I did writing them along with endless hours of special ed meetings that accomplished nothing other than making kids cry. It's even worse now with teaching to the test. Those scores are the only thing schools really care about now.
  • After reading that headline, I have a achehead.
  • Has anyone mentioned that subby is a dumbass yet?
  • Well congrats on your greenlight, subby, I guess.
  • Wow, he wrote the headline backwards...how original.
  • PsychoLaurie: Ess_Aytch: FTFA: "Students with special needs today have a wider variety of supports, funding and services available to them," he said in a statement.

    I call a gigantic, steaming pile of bullshiat on that one. The trend today is to dump kids with special needs into regular classrooms in the name of inclusiveness, but provide limited resources, at best, to help those kids. Teachers spend most of their time with the special needs and other lower kids, while average students are left to fend for themselves.

    Very true. The kids who are gifted also get no support. This is supposed to make sure no child is left behind, but everyone gets left behind. As a teacher, I spent more time modifying lesson plans than I did writing them along with endless hours of special ed meetings that accomplished nothing other than making kids cry. It's even worse now with teaching to the test. Those scores are the only thing schools really care about now.


    What about gifted dyslexics?
  • Martonio: Wow, he wrote the headline backwards...how original.


    Actually, no he didn't. He wrote the individual words backwards.
  • Talk like Yoda, subby does. At the end of the sentence, subby puts the subject. Very annoying, that writing style is.
  • PsychoLaurie: Ess_Aytch: FTFA: "Students with special needs today have a wider variety of supports, funding and services available to them," he said in a statement.

    I call a gigantic, steaming pile of bullshiat on that one. The trend today is to dump kids with special needs into regular classrooms in the name of inclusiveness, but provide limited resources, at best, to help those kids. Teachers spend most of their time with the special needs and other lower kids, while average students are left to fend for themselves.

    Very true. The kids who are gifted also get no support. This is supposed to make sure no child is left behind, but everyone gets left behind. As a teacher, I spent more time modifying lesson plans than I did writing them along with endless hours of special ed meetings that accomplished nothing other than making kids cry. It's even worse now with teaching to the test. Those scores are the only thing schools really care about now.


    So much this.
  • calbert: dyslexia isn't reading words backwards subby.


    /get it right before your next lame attempt at an overused, unoriginal, unfunny headline


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  • FYI Subby, Vancouver is not located in Australia.
  • traylor: FYI Subby, Vancouver is not located in Australia.


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  • Oh noes. the government has to properly teach all our childrens. The horrorrrrrrrrrrrr. Good on the system for finally recognizing that the school system is a clusterf*ck. Panic has set in and now money needs to be cut from other things, but not the yearly retreat at the spa for all government/school board members.

    Schools in BC have been farked up for decades. It all started with asshole politicians who changed the rules of a polite society(people stomp their feet since our laws are not the same as that other country they came from) to be sure that they would get the votes of non-BC born peoples.
    ex:
    English as a second language(mainly chinese immigrants kids,born in canada or born in china, being let into school who spoke/read zero English). It was a major drain on the budget.
    The derelicts of schooling(slackers, deviants, mentally challenged) were once shuttled off to their own special classes in that one room school building in the middle of nowhere(or that special one room in the regular school). The government didn't really care if they succeed but then again BC doesn't put kids in prison for dropping out of school at 15. 
    Older schools that were on multiple levels that were never wheelchair friendly and once it was, the regular kids had to keep being told that the elevator was not for them. 20 steps is so tiring after a long day of farting in class and blaming the usual punching bag.
  • traylor: FYI Subby, Vancouver is not located in Australia.


    That's right Smitty, if Vancouver was located in Austria, they'd spell it "Wancüferberg".
  • PsychoLaurie: The kids who are gifted also get no support.


    Let me say as a gifted educator, 'also get no support' is inaccurate; at least in the United States, services for students with disabilities are required and funded. Few states mandate and fund gifted identification and services, and of those there are perhaps two or three with quality identification criteria and service requirements. There is practically no support staff for gifted, school psychologists (often integral in identification and servicing) have no knowledge of gifted, and teachers are mired in misconceptions which negatively influence identification and servicing practices. I wish I could say gifted get the nonsupport disabilities receives... would be an improvement.

    But, I do agree, the services for students with disabilities are frequently ineffective and minimal to appear compliant with the law, and this is shameful. Teachers of exceptionalities are dedicated to those students yet bogged in paperwork, excessive data gathering, limited resources, and more.

    In either end of the spectrum, when the support staff, teachers, and administration create a cohesive policy which involves all stakeholders, including parents, you see great returns. What we have is tons of isolation, worrying about different aspects with lack of communication and opportunities to collaborate. Always an uphill battle, though.
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