Saturday, October 06, 2007
A Child Left Behind
I know a bright seventh grader whose math class is an inclusion class. half of this class had IEP's and is way below grade level in math. His teacher wants everyone to succeed. She is spending quite a bit of time reteaching long division. This bright seventh grader mastered long division a long time ago. He should be learning seventh grade math and even some of the topics from eight grade math. This bright seventh grader is being left behind. He is not receiving an education now and because of this he may not be able to start high school math in the eighth grade. He will never have enough time in his high school career to study pre-calculus or calculus. Once again, the NCLB law is leaving behind children.