Those with a disability of anytype, needs to be treated equally. They need enough resources provided to them that will 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 a educated tutoring class provided to those with a learning disability. We need to think the way we act or what we say around those with a disability as some of them may be hard to understand and may act in a way that you may not be able to know what to do to help them.
With educated tutoring, we will have tutors that handle these type of situations. Right now in our schools, they just hand a student to help with teaching those with disabilities. And that is great. But I believe we need those who are in Special Ed with special needs, need to be changed. We need to have each student with special needs to have a educated tutor with them at all times while they are taking regular classes and provide 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 less 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 as No College will accept a "Certificate of Completion" as to them, it is not a diploma. They do walk down the aisle to get a diploma as other students. But they will be provided "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 a actual approval diploma. We need to fix this! Special needs works 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 need students.
This will change under my proposal. 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 special 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 afterclass resources.
Make sure those with special needs gets enough resources to graduate and eliminate "Certificate of Completion" and provide a graduating diploma.
Less Field Trips and more learning. This will help them actually learn what is necessary for them to succeed.
Maintain an organized classroom and limit distractions.
Provide Education Tutoring and Afterclass Resources
As of now. We have tutoring for 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 of understanding and distracted by what is going on around them. With the school board providing tutoring is a great way, however, tutoring has a meaning to the word. And we should put those who have experience with working around disability students to work with them outside of Special Ed in regular class rooms. I believe we should give those with special needs less time in Special Ed and more in regular class rooms with regular students with a educated tutor sitting with them and helping them. As well as having afterclass resources, which means that we should provide afterclass 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 and 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. So that 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 with learning skills to empower the greater and come out the other side with interminable, cosmic opportunities.
Less Field Trips and More Learning
Although field trips are nice to get out of school and explore. But my proposal is not to eliminate field trips, my proposal is that we focus more on learning to educate those with a disability and less field trips. If we do Field Trips let it be a learning experience, a educated learning. We need to think about less distractions. Distractions are what causes those with a disability to focus their mind on what is least important. Our school board believes it is a good idea 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 has a mind of a 5th grader. Not saying this out of context, I am saying this out of personal experience. The main reason why a high school special need student has a mind of a 5th grader is because of the current educational system that do not give them the resources they need to learn. This learning is on a curve based 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 is developed in a different way than most. Not only that they think in a different way, but they act according to their thinking. Limiting distractions will help them focus more and 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.