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Feedback mixed on Bloom-Carroll's special-education services | The Columbus Dispatch

There are 24 comments on the Columbus Dispatch story from Feb 16, 2011, titled Feedback mixed on Bloom-Carroll's special-education services | The Columbus Dispatch. In it, Columbus Dispatch reports that:

Some parents of disabled children in the Bloom-Carroll school district gave state education officials an earful at a public hearing last night, saying that district officials are not providing the proper special education that federal law requires.

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Fedup

Denver, CO

#22 Feb 18, 2011
gladysrosamond wrote:
Take your special needs kids to special needs schools and quit trying to mainstream them in with normal children; thus holding back the normal children in their classes while inordinate time and effort are given to the special needs students to try to bring them up to speed. Cystic fibrosis and this woman wants these kids in regular classes. That would be laughable if it weren't so crazy. As I've said before, I realize it's heartbreaking when your child is special needs. However, that does not necessitate the rest of the school district to suffer while you whine, P*ss and moan to get your child into regular classes and then the rest of the students have to put up with the aforementioned extreme efforts to bring that CF child up to speed. It's just not right and you should be ashamed.
Would you also suggest people with special needs drink from separate water fountains & sit on the back of the bus as well? I thought we were past segregation. It is unfortunate that there are so many ignorant people in this world such as yourself.
Another sad parent

United States

#23 Feb 18, 2011
Fed up, I agree with you. But I would have to say that I am sad more than angry.

I am sad that there seems to be so little compassion for certain children and families who are struggling with the school system.

I am sad that a "happy parent" seems to fail to realize the undoubtable connection between her satisfaction with the school system and the fact that she works for the school district. I am not begrudging her..it is human nature that she would have a better experience under these circumstances. Just makes me sad that I don't think she realizes it (and thus is unable to imagine that another parent may not be having the same happy experience.)

I am also sad that there are "happy parents" who take offense at any other parent who criticizes the district. Seems kinda self-righteous and small-minded to me.

I am sad that there are individuals in this district who try to intimidate or humiliate parents who are struggling with difficult challenges posed by their children and the school district. People who try to poke holes in other parents' stories--without the slightest clue of what the facts actually are.

I am sad that there are so many false assumptions and misconceptions about certain families, certain children, certain medical conditions.
Anonymous

Frisco, TX

#24 Feb 18, 2011
Another sad parent wrote:
Fed up, I agree with you. But I would have to say that I am sad more than angry.
I am sad that there seems to be so little compassion for certain children and families who are struggling with the school system.
I am sad that a "happy parent" seems to fail to realize the undoubtable connection between her satisfaction with the school system and the fact that she works for the school district. I am not begrudging her..it is human nature that she would have a better experience under these circumstances. Just makes me sad that I don't think she realizes it (and thus is unable to imagine that another parent may not be having the same happy experience.)
I am also sad that there are "happy parents" who take offense at any other parent who criticizes the district. Seems kinda self-righteous and small-minded to me.
I am sad that there are individuals in this district who try to intimidate or humiliate parents who are struggling with difficult challenges posed by their children and the school district. People who try to poke holes in other parents' stories--without the slightest clue of what the facts actually are.
I am sad that there are so many false assumptions and misconceptions about certain families, certain children, certain medical conditions.
That was extremely well said and sadly so very true. Thank you!
SingtheBlues

Hilliard, OH

#25 Feb 21, 2011
gladysrosamond wrote:
Take your special needs kids to special needs schools and quit trying to mainstream them in with normal children; thus holding back the normal children in their classes while inordinate time and effort are given to the special needs students to try to bring them up to speed. Cystic fibrosis and this woman wants these kids in regular classes. That would be laughable if it weren't so crazy. As I've said before, I realize it's heartbreaking when your child is special needs. However, that does not necessitate the rest of the school district to suffer while you whine, P*ss and moan to get your child into regular classes and then the rest of the students have to put up with the aforementioned extreme efforts to bring that CF child up to speed. It's just not right and you should be ashamed.
I can't believe people can make such ignorant comments in this day and age. It makes my sad that this mentality still exists. Don't ALL children deserve a proper education? What are these parents asking for that any of us wouldn't want for our own children? Shouldn't you be teaching your children tolerance, compassion and understanding? The world is comprised of many types of people so why should schools be different? Or maybe you think Hitler had the right idea? Just sayin....

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