Mother plans to confront school board

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  • Utah Dem Ogden, UT
    Dec. 28, 2011 9:32 p.m.

    Redbaron - your comments don't apply to all districts in Utah. Some districts actually DO train their teachers to work with special ed kids.

  • redbaron logan, UT
    Dec. 28, 2011 12:18 p.m.

    Utah Dem--Sorry, but YOU are wrong. I'm a public school teacher, and I've never had training on how to work with severe special education students, even though I have them in my classes. I'm told to follow the accommodations on their IEPs, and, by the way, there aren't any accommodations listed. Having interned at a school for emotionally disturbed children, I can tell you that they got a far better level of education than students who were mainstreamed into 'normal' schools. The fact remains that we as a society should do what's best for the kids, not integrate at all costs.

  • Go West Taylorsville, UT
    Dec. 28, 2011 10:23 a.m.

    It's been shown that austistic students that have tried online education have done much better than at a brick and mortar school. Because they are in a loving environment at home. No way should the mother send her son back to that horrible school.

  • Utah Dem Ogden, UT
    Dec. 27, 2011 3:29 p.m.

    DeltaFoxTrot - sorry you are wrong, yes employees are trained. We are no longer in the 19h century where "these people" are hidden from society. Just hope you don't have any special needs people in your family.

  • DeltaFoxtrot West Valley, UT
    Dec. 27, 2011 2:02 p.m.

    Special needs children shouldn't be in general public schools in the first place. The system was never designed for them and employees do not have the training or resources available to deal effectively with the more extreme cases.

    Keep the special needs children in special needs schools. Keep the normal children in normal schools. It's really not that difficult of a concept and generally works out best for all parties.

    In the end the mother stumbles upon the right idea. If you aren't happy with the quality of education your child is receiving in the public domain you have every right to homeschool them.

  • Rifleman Salt Lake City, Utah
    Dec. 27, 2011 1:32 p.m.

    "Interim Superintendent Dennis Davis ...... praised the school system's employees as "qualified professionals who treat students with respect and dignity"

    Dennis Davis and the teacher who put the child in the duffel bag may be looking for new employment before this is all over. Looks like the school administration is trying to sit on the story in hopes it will all blow over. Momma is going to make sure that doesn't happen.