In article <32F78EE7.22E3@rs6000.cmp.ilstu.edu>, Carri Mueller <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: >catherine wrote:
>> > >Absolute drivel! I will never accept a concept of a "gifted" class
>> Please explain Da Vinci and Einstein. Please explain also how it is >> helpful for the other 30 students in my class when the one "inclusion" >> child acts out so badly the class order is destroyed. Because this behavior >> is indicated in the child's IEP as a "handicapping condition", the child >> may not be remoeved from the classroom simply because he throws furniture >> at other students.
>> The notion that it is not possible for someone to be smarter than someone >> else or that everyone should be in the same place at the same time is >> counterproductive.
>I do not understand how you can say that having a special needs child in >your classroom is counterproductive. I totally disagree. Having a >child a child with a special need in your class is no different than >having a child that learns slowly.
I agree completely. Every child should have the right to learn at his or her speed, no matter how quickly or slowly anyone else learns.
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