Sometimes I feel special ed is failing the kids
This week I learned from SS that the special ed kids at school get to do a "prepare exam" that carry some exact questions as the "real exam." Given my SS is never the best person to communicate, I'm hoping this is untrue. I lose count on how many days we have to argue with him that -10 and 10 are not the same, and "I just forgot the negative sign" won't make it right.
Today we got the teacher's email saying SS is not eligible to extended school year (summer class) and that he is ready to be in mainstream math and English classes.
I guess we are supposed to be happy and proud except we are not. (Yes my DH is more frustrated than me)
Over the whole SIP the school teachers gave SS exactly 15 minutes of math, 10 mins science activity and approximately 1 hour of English work for all alleged school days. DH and I both work full time so that means the rest of his day is up to us to fill. (And we did) The teachers did not give feedback on the work he turned in, nor do they care whether he actually turn stuff in. I get that teachers have kids and lives too but---based on what could they evaluate SS is competent in those areas? (We gave him extra math practice, he's now 7th grade but still struggle at 5th grade. And now he's going to mainstream 8th grade level...?
I'm frustrated and upset because we spent avg 2hr on his hw daily and now we are just told that he will not have any school during summer so more time for us to fill..
so not looking forward to the summer..