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Parents of special-needs students say Bloom-Carroll shorting kids; administrators disagree | The ...

There are 7 comments on the Columbus Dispatch story from Jan 23, 2011, titled Parents of special-needs students say Bloom-Carroll shorting kids; administrators disagree | The .... In it, Columbus Dispatch reports that:

Eighth-grader Benjamin Barlow, who has Down syndrome, is sometimes excluded at Bloom-Carroll Middle School, his parents say.

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roger

Dublin, OH

#1 Jan 23, 2011
When will the taxpayer have had enough? This insanity must stop. Parents like this want the whole world to jump to their tune.
Linda

Galloway, OH

#2 Jan 23, 2011
This is one good example of why the state and school district's are going belly up.
Question

Glen Cove, NY

#3 Jan 23, 2011
roger wrote:
When will the taxpayer have had enough? This insanity must stop. Parents like this want the whole world to jump to their tune.
You don't know the situation. You don't know Ben's mom and how hard
she works to try to give Ben as normal an environment as possible.
What's would you want for your child if you were in a similiar situation?
Tank

Clyde, OH

#4 Jan 23, 2011
When these types of complaints are received, the selective review process is the process perfered by the district. You will see selective teachers interviewed and surveys sent to parents. I bet the district can even show you documentation where the IEP is being met. However, does someone actually go into the classroom and provide services required by the IEP? Insist that your childs regular classroom teachers are interviewed.
tim

Bellefontaine, OH

#5 Jan 23, 2011
The mother wants tests that aren't 'dumbed down?' That is setting her son up for certain failure. Their is nothing wrong with the school tailoring curriculum to individuals. This actually creates a ton more work for the instructor...These parents should be grateful.
Nina

Springfield, OH

#6 Jan 24, 2011
If he's mosaic, I can understand her case. However, if he's not, the mother is just in denial. Someone with regular Down's can't have a normal environment per say. Sometimes things need to be completely modified. From what I read in the paper, though, the mother should just let sleeping dogs lie. What is most important in that boy's life is the vocational experience and learning how to write and do simple math, NOT history or what have you. Nevertheless, I hope the mother and father get a plan more suited to what they want for Benjamin ...
Topper

Columbus, OH

#7 Jan 24, 2011
How about the Columbus fireman moving to Columbus and sending his kid to Columbus schools....

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