If you have not been over to Viaggio: Worth Watching post I suggest you do so. It is a great video of Sir Ken Robinson speaking of our education system and how we have it so backwards (well from my own interpretation, anyways).
After living with and raising a special needs child for so many years and going through all the struggles that we have been through in the public schools I totally "get" what this man is saying. Why should I have to feel pressured to give my child medication just because it makes the teachers life easier. NO! I will not! Deal with it! I think our education system today is so messed up. We are trying to fit education into a box, or on a paper with fill-in bubbles. Why should teachers have to be forced to teach children how to pass a test rather than what they are interested in or where their strengths lie. Who cares if my son can't pass a 2 min timed math facts test. What is the big deal? Why should he be punished for it and ultimately causing him to have a bad "taste in his mouth" when ever he sees a math problem in front of him. What gives?
Ok, I know... this is definitely a BIG "soap box" of mine. I would love to have the time and opportunity to advocate for others on this topic...oh yea, I forgot...I guess I need some type of education in "the field" first before I can do it. HA! Yea Yea Whatever!
Anyways...thanks for sharing this Ging.