Life is not fair but in this bbc article (china cannot read this)
We are having a meeting with Michael’s teacher to discuss his progress and what we can do about his unusual behaviour. Michael displays characteristics of high functioning autism .. Annabel is a pretty, intelligent 11-year-old, but her performance in school is very poor and she has no friends. Her mother is an alcoholic and I suspect she has been sexually abused by one of her mother’s boyfriends. … Matthew is a new boy at the school and crying uncontrollably outside the principal’s office. He was recently removed from his home and placed with a foster family. This is his second new home in three months and things are already off to a bad start.
… At age six, Bradley was verbally and physically aggressive with staff if they asked him to capitalise the first letter of a sentence. This is to discuss Edward, who meets criteria as emotionally impaired (EI) and who is also well above average in all academic areas without special education support. Everyone agrees he is very odd, and occasionally disruptive, but the medical community cannot agree on a diagnosis, and his parents cannot agree on methods to raise their son. Edward’s teachers are frustrated and want him placed in an EI classroom. I do not agree and decide to advocate for Edward. Although an EI placement will result in immediate relief for the teacher and his parents it might also result in academic underachievement for this bright boy.
School fails many. The Robots always pass. Does schooling have to do this to children ? I cannot handle this – thus ‘you are a dumb’
Teachers need to come from a new school of thought – its not what you can pass, but what you can do.