Saturday, January 7, 2012

I'm late, but...

Still awake, mostly, at least.

The thought that sticks with me from today is that it's a complete and total waste of human potential to have a bright student stuck in the slowest regular ed track simply because this student can't see the chalkboard clearly. How can we justify (we, the school system that has no quick way to identify such students, the corporations that refuse to cover the costs, the politicians who see every effort to help people as a horror leading directly to Stalinism, and the voters who allow/encourage scare tactics masquerading as political campaigns) letting a student sink into bitterness because we don't provide a remedy that's been around for centuries? We're still one of the richest countries in the world, even if our child poverty rate is ridiculously high compared to other rich countries. How can we bear to waste a child's potential to preserve the profit in a pair of eyeglasses?!?

No comments: