Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Parents protest proposed cuts to special-education programs

When Mark Ealden’s son was in Grade 3, he read at a kindergarten level and struggled to write even a sentence.

A year later, Kieran started a special, intensive program for children with learning disabilities. Now he’s halfway through Grade 5 and already reading at a Grade 3 level and writing paragraphs all on his own.

Ealden and Kieran’s mom credit the program with their son’s success. Now they, along with other parents in the Toronto Catholic District School Board, are fighting for its life, given that the board is considering cuts to special education to balance the budget.

“These kids didn’t cause the $42-million deficit, so what we are asking is: Why are they being made to pay for it?” said Ealden.  (more...)

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