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EDUCATION: Let’s resist cruel intentions

Letter by John C. Winskill, Tacoma on July 15, 2010 at 2:11 pm | 21 Comments »
July 19, 2010 9:02 am

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.

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