STAAR Opting Out – Year 2 – The Beginning

Well, it's that time of year again.  The dumpster fire of steaming feces that is STAAR is upon us again. This will be my son's second year where his school is administering the STAAR and unlike last year, because it's 4th grade, the window for this assessment will take more than a single week. As … Continue reading STAAR Opting Out – Year 2 – The Beginning

Dear School, You Are Abusing My Child

I am going to say the unpopular thing that we don't want to say, but in denying it, I am equally as culpable; so I must say it. To those pulling the strings, writing the policies, writing the scripts, the denial of services and accommodations to all learning disabled children in the educational environment, what … Continue reading Dear School, You Are Abusing My Child

What Your ISD Should be Providing You Regarding Dyslexia

(This is also published on the Dyslexic Houston page on Facebook of which I am the Admin.) (I am located in Texas so this is a very Texas centric post.) If you have a good school district who is open about their dyslexia services and invested in educating the parent while properly servicing the child, … Continue reading What Your ISD Should be Providing You Regarding Dyslexia