Here's the email I was forwarded.
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BlankTo read this, but WARNING you WILL get offended. I still think
it is important to read so we can know how ignorant people still are
about our kids.
Agrees with Perot
February 10, 2005
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First of all, let me say that I did not vote for George W. Bush
and his "No Child Left Behind" garbage.
I am not even sure if the original intent was what it has
He said that every child was supposed to be able to read and
write by the third grade, but if you have a normal child that needs
tutoring in either of those subjects, you are not eligible under that
law until you're in the third grade.
So if your child needs help, you better get a private tutor.
The thing that has me really mad and disgusted with what is
going on in our schools is like what Ross Perot said when he was
running for president: "There is too much money being spent on
mentally and physically challenged kids, and not enough being spent
on gifted kids. The challenged kids will never contribute anything
and the gifted kids will be our future leaders."
I agree with what he said totally. The parents of these kids
are going to the schools and telling the administration that they
want these kids in school and in classes with normal kids.
Well, here we go. As if teachers do not have enough on their
plates with 20-30 students in a room. Now we have "inclusion" kids
and God knows how many aides.
No wonder our teachers have a tough time trying to teach.
This is nothing more than glorified babysitting for the parents
and an expense for property taxpayers.
These vans and drivers are paid with our tax dollars. The bus
company must be paid and what has the child learned? Nothing. Not
today or any other day.
By the way, these kids do not have to be in school. They are
there because the parent or guardian has asked that they be taken to
school. They have a free babysitter so they can do what they want for
If they work full or part time, they don't pay for child care.
Most people that work have to pay for child care and
babysitting out of their paycheck, plus travel to work.
Our tax millage keeps going up and I've just stated some of the
There are some families that have a hard time making ends meet
today and paying property taxes, and yet money is being spent in our
schools on "inclusion" because the parents don't want their kids to
Well, let's face it, they are different and the average child
is suffering because of it.
I believe if enough people agree with me, and I think they are
out there, then we can make a difference if we get after our
legislators. That's the first step.
I think that teachers who have a degree from IUP are some of
the best and brightest, but a teacher can only do so much under
certain circumstances I call "educational obstacles."
If you want to know how teachers feel about what is going on in
our schools, ask them. You will be amazed at what they will tell you.
This No Child Left Behind is a disaster. The majority of
schools do not have a gifted program. The reason is "no money."
Every child is precious, but let's not try to make them into
something they are not. And by the way, I happen to have teachers in
my family, so I know whereof I speak.