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  • Is the US becoming a police state?

    If you believe that it is becoming a police state please cite specific incidents that back up your belief. If you do not believe it is becoming a police state state specific reasons why, not just vague answers.

    8 AnswersGovernment9 years ago
  • Do you thinking spanking can cause long term problems?

    I just finished reading an article on Yahoo that relates to research done in Canada on the effects of spanking. I thought it would be interesting to get other people's point of view.

    8 AnswersParenting9 years ago
  • Is your school closed for swine flu?

    I am a teacher and I just found out that the school I teach in will be closed for two weeks because of the swine flu. I am just wondering how many others have been affected by the flu. Since closing our school that makes three school in my county to close.

    10 AnswersInfectious Diseases1 decade ago
  • Waking up with paralyzed right arm?

    My son woke up and came to me about 3:00 am last night. He complained that his left arm was paralyzed and he was unable to move it. It was like rubber, it just flopped. I started to massage it and he slowly regained control over his arm. At one point he was able to move his arm but his hand was still paralyzed. Has anyone heard of this? I will be calling his doctor in the morning.


    7 AnswersOther - General Health Care1 decade ago
  • Can NCLB cause a child to receive all f's on his report card?

    I just read an answer that someone had written regarding another question and they stated that if the student does not pass the standardized test that the state has that the child will receive all f's on his report card. I am a teacher and I have never heard this and wonder if there is something written into NCLB that states this. It was also stated that the child could be held back three times in the early grades, k-3rd, if they fail to pass the test. If this is true could someone please send me the information from NCLB that states this?


    1 AnswerSpecial Education1 decade ago
  • Question about breaking a lease?

    I was wondering if I could break my lease. My downstairs neighbor consistently bangs on her ceiling, which is our floor, when we walk too much. My son came running into my room a few minutes ago. He's too big for this and it is late, but it doesn't happen very often. She banged on the floor so I confronted her about it. She threatened to take me onto the parking lot and beat my ***. I am tempted to call the police on her. I understand that she was probably trying to sleep but at the same time, it is not for her to dictate when I can walk across my floor. It has come to the point that I try not to get out of bed in the middle of the night to use the bathroom for fear of disturbing my neighbor. She called the police on me one night for having my tv too loud. I have neighbors on either side of my and they didn't complain. I know that it didn't have anything to do with my tv, she was mad because I had banged on the floor back when she banged on the floor. Anyway, I do not want to deal with this stress. I have a disabled child with a variety of educational and medical problems and I just don't have the strength left to deal with this immature lady. Is there someway that I can get out of my lease? Please help me?

    4 AnswersRenting & Real Estate1 decade ago
  • Is Autism the most misunderstood disability?

    Since there is such a vastness in the degree to which a person can be affected by autism I feel that it is very misunderstood. I have had problems getting my family, the schools, and friends to understand how autism affects my son because he is capable of communicating and has a high IQ. My family and friends believe that it is no big deal, that there's really nothing wrong with him. Even though, he still does not always speak to them, they just say, he's so quiet, like its an accomplishment.

    His teachers tell me he is lazy because he is unable to complete his work in a timely manner, even though he has documented learning disabilities.

    I am wondering if anyone else with autism is experiencing any of these problems, or if you have a child with another disability but are experiencing any of these problems?

    Thank You!

    9 AnswersSpecial Education1 decade ago
  • What would you prohibit?

    My son is studying the prohibition of alcohol from the 20's and was given a writing assignment. The teacher asked them to pick something they would prohibit and why. So what would you prohibit and why? Just curious, he has his assignment done.

    5 AnswersOther - Society & Culture1 decade ago
  • Do you have to fight the school every year?

    I get so frustrated with my son's school because it seems that every year I have to fight to make sure that they are abiding by his IEP. He just brought home his progress report, a week late, and he is failing two classes. He has a one-on-one aide and she had just told me a few days before that he was behind a few assignments and it was keeping his grade down but that if he turned them in he would be making all A's. That was not the case. I think the teachers were not sharing with her how he was actually doing. Also, he is only supposed to remain in each of his classes for 15 minutes, he's a high school student. The rest of the time he is supposed to be in a smaller setting with his special education teacher.

    I just get so aggravated because it seems like every year I have to deal with this. The teachers see how smart he is and they stop giving him his accommodations and modifications because they say he is being lazy. Sorry I know I am venting some here but I was just wondering if there are any other parents of special needs kids doing the same thing.

    5 AnswersSpecial Education1 decade ago
  • Can I lead my son's IEP meeting?

    Can I lead my son's IEP meeting or do I have to leave it up to the special educator. I would like to lead it because it seems as if my concerns are not addressed as well as I feel that they should be. They end up talking in circles and getting me off subject until I do not even realize that I never got an answer. I am going to be going to an IEP meeting soon and I want to make sure that I know exactly what they are going to be doing for my son.

    8 AnswersSpecial Education1 decade ago
  • What is your definition of least restrictive environment?

    Do you think it is only in the classroom or do you feel that it varies according to the child? I know how I feel, I was just wondering what other's think.

    5 AnswersSpecial Education1 decade ago
  • How should I deal with my teacher's aide?

    Last year was my first year of teaching. I have a bachelor's degree in early childhood and am working on my master's for special education. I teach preschoolers for my local school district.

    My problem is with my teacher's aide. We got along very well throughout most of the year until I disagreed with something that she said. Then she started criticizing everything that I said or did. /For several days she did not talk to unless she had to, and then it was to criticize me. The children could tell that something was wrong. School will be starting for me in about a week and I have to go back with her. I do not want to be harsh, but I do want to let her know that I will now allow her to speak to me the way that she did, nor to ignore me either. I want a successful school year for my children. How should I approach her?

    2 AnswersTeaching1 decade ago