Saturday, October 02, 2010

Special Education Week

I don't know who designated this as Special Education Week and it doesn't really matter.  What matters is that Special Education is given the resources needed to ensure that those who learn differently, perhaps struggle to learn because they and their teachers have yet to find the right learning style for them, or maybe struggle because of a condition such as Down's Syndrome can achieve their full potential.  That's a big ask, and it might be some years before it's fulfilled but let's at least make a start.  Let's ensure that resources don't disappear in the rush to cut the country's debt.  There's currently a consultation being run by the coalition government's Department for Education.on the future of SEN.  Anyone interested can join in on their website.  Meanwhile we can all remember that learning difficulties aren't infectious, nor do they mean that people affected can't be hurt by unfeeling or unthinking comments.

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