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Monday, June 7, 2010

Education System Gone Mad.

Not only do schools specialise in Performing Arts, Sport or Technology, they now specialise in what learning issues they will take on : Autism, Reading, Behavioral etc
It's a bloody joke! It should not be this hard to find my son a school that can handle his education. His current one "oh we don't do dyslexic kids", this after promising to get funding 3 times. What a waste of Year 7, a waste of his education, and his already crumbling confidence. Because he doesn't have any "tags" to his name it makes it even harder. We just say he is under the dyslexic umbrella to get a look in. Education Dept can't even tell you which school has what programs, no idea what they actually do then. Anyone??
The $600 I've just spent on getting an updated psychological report the school wanted....I had to ask the counselor 3 freaking times to take a photocopy of it. Seriously, I had to ask her how she would know what it was about if she didn't read it..I was told its ok dear I see these things often. WTF?!?

No way lady! The look on my face must have said it all, the third time I said it, it was not a request but a outright demand before she finally got a copy. Next week they have slotted me in for a 30 minute meeting with the welfare officer, who proclaimed he knew nothing about E then babbled like a headless chook when I said that was odd since I personally handed him a copy of his previous reports, the counselor and deputy principal (who was the one who promised 3 times he'd get onto the paperwork for funding for E to have aides). The welfare officer has also informed me that they do not get funding for children under the dyslexic umbrella...huh? Oh but they do for children with behavioral problems. Thanks asshat, but my kid doesn't have behavioral problems, which you would know if you read the reports I handed you, duh!
I've just rung two school this morning to see about their programs and IF E would be better off at their school, first one took my name and number because she didn't know *stunned*, the second was more proficient and again took name and number so she could get the appropriate person to phone me. So now I am waiting on two schools to return my calls.
If anyone out there reading this has any idea how to go about finding information on schools who can handle children with learning issues (our case being communication, reading, writing etc), please inform me. I have been jumping through school hoops for 7 years with little information being given to me. Any and all information I have found I have gained from other ppl or from countless hours searching the internet.
I'm close to pulling him out of school altogether.
Frustrated. Angry. Concerned and feeling verbally abusive of the shitty school system NSW has in place.

1 comment:

Lynne said...

I hope you get some satisfaction soon!