I emailed this article to most that I know but I would encourage you all to read this and respond to the WSJ... As frustrating as having a special needs child is Teachers like the one telling this story make it so much worse....Am am appalled this woman is part of our country's education system...I can not imagine that she could be a mother as well!!!!!!
OK...let me calm down a bit....I agree that not all special need children are cut out for a mainstream classroom but alot of are...A teacher by no means is there to save the world and no one is expecting them too but to label and entire...Maybe I am taking this the wrong way but I feel like this means that since what is good for my child is not good for the "regular children" then my kids get screwed....sounds like a terrific public school system...Really should this be a problem that is harped on or one that a solution should be brought to the table or even suggestions...I am not trying to teacher bash, if I could do college over I would more then likely try to become one. The teachers I know would never belittle one of there students on the front page of the Wall Street Journal or any paper for that matter...I do see both side but I feel the presentation sucked!!!