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Compensatory Education for All?
|Posted By: Cintya Molina on January 14, 2014|
|One more author that does not make any mention of students with "special needs" or of special education. What an enormous blind spot? As the mother of a 4th grade boy in a California public school that has been denied at least 2.5 years of instruction in depressingly lacking classrooms and programs that purport to be specialized, I become more deeply disillusioned each day by the lack of awareness and of attention for children like my own. I jokingly say that we keep screaming "We are here!" like Dr. Seuss's Horton, claiming with him that our children are people, and students too.|
If you don't mention our children, in all of their inherent diversity, and the ways in which they are dismissed from a very early age, many will not even know to think about them. Hope for their fullest development crumbles under the weight of these omissions in the public and national discourse.