1. What kids with physical, mental, and sometimes emotional disabilities that are severe enough to interfere with their abilities to preform in the mainstream curriculum are put in.
2. Where they stick you if you don't "learn" the way your supposed to. Students who don't learn by sitting in a desk and copying notes and mindlessly memorizing words are often put in special ed so that the teachers of the class the student is struggling in don't have to put up with the student. In these cases students are often put in a resource class of some sort were they are apparently taught how to learn properly. Some kids in these cases do have actually ADD or something like that. Kids in these kinds of special ed classes can actually be very intelligent.
There are different levels of special ed that range from courses for kids with severe mental retardation to courses with the regular curriculum at a slower or modified pace. A student can be in all special ed classes or just in a few and do fine in his/her other mainstream classes. Special ed shouldn't be in insult.
1. My younger brother is severely autistic so they put him in special ed. He's actually doing quite well now.
2. Teacher: Because you can't sit still for 45 minutes and mindlessly take notes on and memorize useless words every day on a subject you have no interest in without interacting with anyone or doing anything else you need to take a resource period now. You will learn how to be organized, complete homework on time, study, manage time, and write essays. You will also set goals for yourself, we have already set some for you. You will have a 45% more positive attitude and you will write down all your assignments 95% of the time.
Student: I actually dont need this, i know how to do that stuff. Its just that i learn a bit differently and you can't really change the way my mind works.
Teacher: Thats the negative attitude that you need to stop!
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