27 March 2014

Special Ed Kids "Just a Bother."

"Special-education kids are more expensive, and to some districts, they're just a bother," Mississippi State Representative and former House Education Chairman Cecil Brown (D) said recently.

Did he miss the "things you are not supposed to say out loud if you want to stay in politics" meeting these people usually get?  Maybe he was out fishing with Todd Akin that day or somethin'.

6 comments:

  1. Let's be kind and assume he was thinking it and didn't realise his mouth was open at the time....

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    1. It's still not a great "thought." Just a bother? Nothing more? One could say there is a law of diminishing returns cost-wise educating this population. But then there's that federal law and all that... in theory, anyway. I have some specific ideas about decoupling those standards from public schools, but unions are too powerful here for that to happen, likely.

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  2. 1:68 means they're going to have to change the whole system and find ways to meet the students needs in ways that meet the parents' expectations and more importantly help the child flourish. Step One: get rid of Common Core.

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    1. I think it might be more like 1 in 4 people, really. It's a spectrum, though, you know? And figuring out who really needs "services" and who is just not able to learn well under the CC system will become increasingly difficult to differentiate soon if we don't fight.

      Sigh.

      Why does everything have to be a fight??

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  3. I hope you told the prize idiot where to go. He might eat his words if a grandkid has SN
    I ma also very impressed with the progress your Wodgie is making with his reading and writi
    ng. Mine is reading better but writing is a mystery and I am sick of worksheets.

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    1. Thank you so much, Karna! And yes, I sure would tell this guy where to go if he said that to my face. He's in Mississippi and I'm in Missouri.

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