Does anyone ever leave Special Ed?
Several children visit me regularly. Oddly, the sharpest by far is in Special Ed. Yes, he is a very poor reader. And now that he has been in Spec Ed for two years -- but only two -- his math skills are lagging too.
But he is SO bright. And SO bored. He aces every assignment, no sweat.
He is off to G7 next year and wants the middle-tier track. Of course, they have put him in the lowest track and given no hope, no direction for moving up.
I believe that this kid could succeed -- IF he masters reading, catches up on math skills, true, true.
I am not his mom. His mom speaks little English and so far has been to shy to approach the school. She has asked me to talk with them instead ... and so here we stand. The answer was "no."
I have three A students of my own and thus don't really know the world of spec ed and IEPs, etc. Is there a way out? Is there hope?
Thanks for any leads.