Re: “Too much spent on special ed” (letter, 7-14).
Money spent on special education by the school district is not spent in an effort to be kind and caring. Special education is funded as a result of state and federal law.
We do not, in this country, parcel out essential benefits to children according to their academic potential. Fortunately this country values its school-aged children not because of their IQ or physical strength.
Gifted children already have an extra measure of ability. They already have a huge competitive edge. To give them even more, and to pay for it by taking away from those whom already have so little is both senseless and even cruel.