Thursday, August 13, 2015
School Systems Block Kids From Moving Toward Independence
Just left mediation with LAUSD. Nice folks, no progress. My request, to create a "Individualized Education Plan". I had no success because somewhere along the journey LAUSD and its big systems opted for cookie cutter programs, over individualized programs. As a result they are leaving those who cannot benefit from the standardized programs, and those who don't fit the mold, to merely exist in programs, rather than benefit from education, by stepping out of the confines of a apecific program.
Individuals within the district, get it. My lawyer gets it. Teachers get it. Yet everyone says' they can't build an individual plan for him. Huh??!! Nick needs to put everything he's learned to work, to move toward the only thing that matters, independence!
Ha Ha...not going for it. It's all about the fight. It's all about knowing that my child will not benefit from memorization. Memorization is not learing. My child does not need more years of drill and kill with math, english and science, he needs opportunities to generalize all that he has already memorized, and he can't do that confined to a SDC most of the day. He has to get out of the class and use his skills.
Pray for me that logic and Nick's right to get an education will prevail over cookie cutter programs!