Just quickly - the meeting went well. Although I'd guess that the other teacher involved wasn't very happy with the outcome, because she was in the wrong and everyone acknowledged that.

But it was so great to have a parent advocating for his kid, the student advocating for himself, and everyone in the room actually listening. Imagine if more parents would stand up and demand that their kids got the treatment they deserve? Probably I'd get a lot more unhappy parent phone calls (because I'm sure not perfect), which would be frustrating, but wouldn't it be worth it?

That might actually help change some of the most problematic parts of education today, I think.


"I'm a dreamer but I ain't the only one Got problems but we love to have fun" -K'naan, "Dreamer"

I teach eighth grade Language Arts at an urban school. My kids kick ass and will change the world. I want everyone to know.
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