Sunday, June 05, 2011

Fraters Libertas: There's A Program For That

Fraters Libertas: There's A Program For That

I think there's a simpler reason for all the testing.  Follow the money.  The schools get more money for "special needs" children, so there is a temptation to place more and more children in that category.  Good idea for school district.  Not a good idea for the child.

A friend of mine who is a school psychologist told me that if a kid is pigeonholed into one of these programs it is impossible to get out.  The tag sticks to the child through his whole academic career and he is labeled a "problem," or "learning-disabled" when he is no such thing.

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