Those with a disability of any type need to be equal; they need enough resources to help them. And this may seem like not much of a proposal or policy. But I believe in our school system giving those with a disability more resource classes. We have special needs classes for those that are special needs. But what I am proposing goes beyond those classes. We need an educated tutoring class provided to those with a learning disability. We need to think about the way we act or what we say around those with a disability as some of them may be hard to understand and may operate in a way that you may not know what to do to help them.
With academic tutoring, we will have tutors that handle these types of situations. Right now, in our schools, they hand a student to help with teaching those with disabilities, and that is great. But we need those in special Ed with special needs that need to be changed. We need to have each student with special needs have an educated tutor while taking regular classes and providing after-school education for extra tutoring. Right now, for special needs, they take them out on a field trip. Which is great, don't get me wrong! But we will need fewer field trips and more teaching. We need to also treat those with special needs when it comes to graduating high school to get a diploma, not a certificate of completion. No College will accept a "Certificate of Completion"; it is not a diploma. They do walk down the aisle to get certification like other students. But the school board will provide them a "Certificate of Completion"; some of you may know what a Certificate of Completion is, and some may not; this is just basically saying that they completed high school but not an actual approval diploma. We need to fix this! Special needs work just as hard as all of us, but less educated because our school board does not provide enough resources for those who are disabled to get more education for special needs students.
I propose that we change this current system they have set in place for special needs. They have a life just like all of us. And needs a way forward! Our school board has not provided this in decades; in fact, they have not provided this at all! Let's show those with a disability and particular need students that we care, and we will give them the education they deserve. Fight with me on this, and let's show them that we are here for them just as we are with others. They matter just as much as anyone of us and should not be treated any differently.
Provide education tutoring and after-class resources.
Ensure those with special needs get enough resources to graduate, eliminate the "Certificate of Completion," and provide a graduating diploma.
We should have fewer field trips and more learning; this will help them learn what is necessary to succeed.
Maintain an organized classroom and limit distractions.
Provide Education Tutoring and After class Resources
As of now, we have tutored those with special needs. But non-educated students that are helping those with a disability. Not that this is a bad thing, I believe that we can provide the best tutoring to those who are less understanding and distracted by what is going on around them. With the school board giving tutoring is a great way. However, tutoring has a meaning to the word. And we should put those who have experience working around disabled students to work with them outside of Special Ed in regular classrooms. Let's give those with special needs less time in Special Ed and more in standard classrooms with regular students with an educated tutor sitting with them and helping them. As well as having after-class resources, we should provide after-class resource classes of 1-2 hours a week for additional learning on the things they struggle on the most.
Eliminate Certificate of Completion With Diploma
I believe all students deserve a fair educational system; some may have been born with a learning disability. Some may have developed a disability at some point in their life. But either way, we need to treat them as if they are regular students. They need enough resources for them to be able to graduate, and once they do, they will graduate with a diploma, not a Certificate of Completion. They can go to college and proceed with their lives and make a living to be what they are empowered to be; this is my belief. I believe that they can continue learning skills to empower the greater and come out the other side with interminable, cosmic opportunities.
Fewer Field Trips and More Learning
Although field trips are friendly to get out of school and explore, my proposal is not to eliminate field trips; I propose that we focus more on learning to educate those with a disability and fewer field trips. If we do, Field Trips let it be a learning experience, educated knowing. We need to think about fewer distractions. Distractions are what causes those with a disability to focus their mind on what is least important. Our school board believes it is good to let them go out on a field trip to have fun. And I 100% agree that everyone should have fun. But while inside school grounds, they should learn. Right now, there are high school special needs who have a mind of a 5th grader—not saying this out of context; I am saying this out of the personal experience. The main reason a high school special needs student has a mind of a 5th grader is the current educational system that does not give them the resources they need to learn. This learning is on a curve based on functional performance. The information is invaluable because it guides the learning process for our children. We can better our educational platform by giving them the educational process to succeed, which they need.
Maintain an Organized Classroom And Limit Distractions
We need to eliminate distractions as this is the main reason why someone with a disability is less likely to learn as their brain functions differently than most. Not only that they think differently, but they act according to their thinking. Limiting distractions will help them focus more. Maintaining an organized classroom will limit these distractions; they space off and think about something other than school learning if distractions are involved in their possession.