The No Child Left Behind act originally was to improve our student’s knowledge but had resulted differently in overly testing students . You’re tested about 14 or more times throughout your middle school and high school years depending on your school district requirements. The government is now willing to do whatever it takes to do to receive money for testing students. An example of how extreme this testing has become can be found in the situation of a student named Joe. He was hospitalized, preparing for open brain surgery, when he was rudely interrupted by his teacher’s visit, with a number two pencil and a standardized test.
I was born four weeks prematurely weighing in at four pounds, seven ounces, and was seventeen inches long. The doctor had held me up with one hand for all to see. It was not soon after that the very same doctor told my parents I may be developmentally delayed. My parents feared the worst when I was struggling to read, however I remember distinctly when my father first revealed the hard-covered medical encyclopedia. The imagines that disgusted my mother was a source of my fascination that sparked my interest to read in order to discover the knowledge I was seeking.
I ended up telling my mom I needed a therapist and she got worried. She found out that I self harmed and took me straight to the doctor. They recommended me to therapists, but those therapists didn’t help much. I ended up going to a psychiatric hospital after a few months for trying to kill myself. It got really bad.
Medicating children does not fix them. In America, the most prescribed drugs to children is Ritalin for ADHD. Across America, parents worry that their child is different (Pearlman 4). To fix that problem they take the child to be tested. When a child gets tested for something like ADHD it usually a fifteen to twenty-minute appointment and they walk out already diagnosed (Newmark 2).
So my mom taught me to not be negative or rude to those who had that one barbie everyone wanted so bad. But when we did have money, I would get rewarded with a toy because I would be doing good in school or behaved well at home. However when it came to my older siblings, they weren’t gifted with the same opportunities like me. My brother and sister were high school drop outs, so they really didn’t set the right example for me. Their actions led to me setting high standards for myself because everyone in my family thought I would be a highschool drop out like my siblings.
Kate had been through multiple surgeries, and she always tried to put her best foot forward although there were a few times that she felt angry, and she started acting unlike herself by doing things like drinking alcohol. It came a time in Kate’s life when she knew her situation was not getting better, so she wanted to stop all the medical operations. She informed her sister that she needed to petition the court for medical emancipation which in return she will gain control over her body, and the family could move on. This caused their mother to be really upset knowing that the younger sister will allow the older sister to die because she wanted to stop donating. Kate situation also caused a conflict of interest between her mother and father because the father just wanted Kate and Anna to be happy and comfortable, and the mother want her to be at the hospital to get better.
Temple Grandin once stated that “In special education, there 's too much emphasis placed on the deficit and not enough on the strength” (Az Quotes).Although Temple was diagnosed with autism in 1951 at the age of four, the doctors had labeled her with brain damage and placed early in a structured nursery school. Temple Grandin inspired people to never give up, and even though she was born with a disorder, she did not let it define her, and this quote is perfect because it is an object lesson about how important special education is for helping special Ed students to excel. Exceptional education is important because many children needs can’t be met in a traditional classroom, teachers with an advanced degree are best suitable, and lastly kids
During ninth grade, my mom discovered she had a spinal tumor and needed surgery. Once she recovered, I had to help her learn to walk again. Soon after, I feared losing my grandfather, my only father figure, when he was diagnosed with terminal lung cancer. His diagnosis caused me to become very anxious and affected my academics. Everything I went through was like a pit of fear, that
It was about 8 years ago when it happened, I couldn 't believe that this disease could deprive me of my mother like that. A little backstory to this very mysterious quote is that my mom, at the present time has had 3 cancers and is now having a relapse of colorectal cancer. So when I was 4 years old when I first found out that my mom had cancer and it was very devastating at the time, and I wanted to spend as much time with her as I could. I still do, of course, but after 8 years I learned to deal with knowing that my mom has cancer. It always hurt me inside to know that my mom was in pain or at the hospital and I had an insatiable need to help her but I couldn 't, All I could do is sit and stare because I 'm not a doctor or a miracle worker or any of the sort, and it still
As I got older the questions always got more about college and less about curiosity. I remember a particular nurse that made me realize this is what i wanted, that I wanted to be a nurse. I was at my regular check up, it was time for me to get my vaccinations. My regular nurse wasn 't able to give me them so they had another nurse give me them instead. The only problem was my regular nurse knew i would start crying if she wasn 't