Saturday, September 17, 2011

Interesting Sign

I bet they got some donations, too.  These kids were a lot luckier than  fall 2011 students who need the extra help but won't get it anymore.  Some not so brilliant administrator decided that ICT classes (classes with a main stream and a special education teacher) are the way to go.  Putting 34 low functioning kids in a room, with close to half needing special help and only one extra teacher, is a sure way to doom these kids to failure. 


Cara Boutkids said...

Isn't there a % of sped. students allowed in a class (e.g., only 20% or so can be sped. students)? Or is it that most of these kids have not even been evaluated (but should be), so they're NOT legally speed.,but the teachers know, in fact, they are?
Sigh. Things just get worse & worse,don't they? Same in our great state of ILLannoy.

Ms. Tsouris said...

Many students in "general education" are unlabelled special education students.However, a 75 IQ learns the way a 75 IQ person learns; 12 teachers could be in that classroom and it wouldn't change the way the 75 IQ student learns. ICT is a sham. The special education kids' time is being wasted in that ICT classroom. Their educational needs are far from being met.

burntoutteacher said...

And for the second year in a row, my sped teacher is just a sub with no sped license. They promise a new sped teacher will be hired next week but even then, it will be a teaching fellow without the real credentials and no experience. And that is what they call servicing the kids.