Sunday, 6 January 2013

Irate Response To Special Needs Recommendations
A few days ago I blogged a post entitled
Accomodating our expectations of students with mental challenges.
(You may scroll down my blog page to read this earlier post.)
This was a surprising, unexpected response I received from a teacher (whom will remain anonymous) through facebook.
Teachers know that TOOOO OFTEN the kid is just hiding behind these labels. They use add and adhd as an excuse to get out of trouble. How is it that schools ran perfectly for hundreds of years before we started making excuses? Did add just recently develop? I think PARENTING is the biggest thing that has changed. For hundreds of years a paddle solved 99% of school problems and the belt at home took care of business there. Now schools cant even expell SERIOUSLY BAD KIDS because they can hide behind a "behavior disorder"
 so they get to disrupt a class DAILY and the other kids suffer.....but its ok bc we have to accommodate their needs.
While I do believe that parenting has changed dramatically, I am not in accordance that paddles or belts are the answers.
Any comments or opinions?