Outside the Box

January 27, 2005 at 10:56 am (Uncategorized)

How is it my son is in 3rd grade, yet reads and comprehends on a 6th grade level, is failing?

Well.. you see ma’am, he doesn’t fit inside this little box that students should fit in. He’s over here in front of the box.


I believe he may be a bit behind in math.

Well, I’m sorry but see he doesn’t fit inside this box. He’s actually a bit behind the box.


He’s a very visual learner …

We don’t make concessions for learning styles… he’ll need to be inside this box or we simply cannot educate him and you’ll have to be the one to ground him and beat him into submission so he conforms to the standards of the box. Deviation from the box is not acceptable and he’ll have to pay the consequences for being smarter and having a different learning style and basically operating outside the box.

*stare…. drool drips from bottom lip*

Federal law states that you must make allowances for his disability and how it affects his learning.

We don’t care what Federal law says because we’ll find a way around it. You will make him fit into this box or we’re going to make your life miserable and his too. So, just make him fit in the box.

Fuck your box.

We don’t allow that type of talk around here… would you like to be escorted from the building, arrested as a terrorist and thrown in Federal Prison? Because we can do that too.

I will not give up. I will not give in.

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