THE STORY OF PETER - We are strong supporters of the...

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The Story of Peter Being the parents of Peter, we feel that it is in the best interest for him to be placed in a normal classroom with regular students rather than being in a self-contained class of only mentally disabled. While an aid may be necessary at times when Peter is acting out, we would like for him to learn from this class environment. From this class room environment, Peter can learn to interact with people that don’t have his disability. Not only will this help Peter in school, but also in the real world when he becomes an adult. By the time he becomes an adult, all the learning he received in classrooms of regular students will significantly surpass the learning that would have been received in a self-contained class.
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Unformatted text preview: We are strong supporters of the 1970’s for enacting Free + Appropriate Education and are extremely excited about the new law just passed here in the 1990’s. My son Billy comes home to us crying almost every day of the week. He has gotten several bruises and scratches due to that “retarded” boy in his class. Being parents of Billy, we feel that students that are mentally disabled (correction) should remained in self-contained classrooms and away from normal students. Billy tells us that so much of his classroom time is spent with him messing around that it is getting hard for him to focus. We see no reason why they should not remove that boy so that my son and other students can learn without problems....
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