Special ed students' parents deserve more courtesy

2013-01-29T00:00:00Z Special ed students' parents deserve more courtesy nwitimes.com
January 29, 2013 12:00 am

There seems to be something missing at Portage High School.

Special education services seem to be more of a problem than a part of the solution. Calls are ignored, emails are responded to with disdain or with an air of "who do you think you are?," a plea for help will be blown off or passed along, or nothing will be done at all. People who should be there to help a parent who is at their wits' end seem curt and sometimes even rude.

What's a parent to do when their child is struggling and failing and no one will help them? When the only answers you get are more excuses or the questions are pushed off to someone else? Our children deserve better.

They don't deserve to be left to flounder and struggle until they can't see any hope at all. Learning should be a sense of pride, not the worry over failing or worse, finding no reason to try at all.

- Shannon Dill, Portage

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