> > >From what you have posted before, I suspect you are > a great teacher, of disabled or non-disabled > learners.
By the way, this has nothing to do with me as a teacher. Anyone can learn to do what I do, and all elementary teachers ought to be learning to do what I do. This is solely about children's ability to learn.
Robert, you look at statistics and you make erroneous and incredibly harmful assumptions about "native ability" and potential. I look at real children, and so those same statistics tell me a very different, and much more accurate, story.
You know and I know how basic statewide tests are. We're talking basic proficiency in reading and math, not extraordinary ability. The idea that such a high percentage of students cannot learn well enough to pass those tests, to learn functional reading and math, is ... well, I can't seem to find the right adjective for it, to adequately express my frustration and moral outrage.