My son finishes work early. He has a para that takes him out to the library when he’s done, so as to not disturb the class. He spends a lot of time there.
He has a Kindle, so he has plenty to read at all times. The school itself (Washington Middle School in Dubuque) has kindles to loan out to students, too.
His para, for whatever reason, thinks that Kindles are a disgrace. She first banned him from reading whatever he wanted on it, even though he reads adult science books, and Greek classics. He could only read what was assigned in school.
Then she decided that was unacceptable. On Friday, she ripped it out of his hands, went to the shelves, found the book he was reading, and threw it down in front of him. For whatever reason, she would not allow him to read it on the Kindle.
It is bad enough they wouldn’t put him in gifted classes because he has a learning disability (dysgraphia, cannot write legibly), but now to discourage reading advanced books, and only read school books on paper? What is wrong with this place?
We’re taking him out of school after this year, and using the virtual public school until we move out of Dubuque. When you have staff acting against the child’s best interests, you need to pull your child out. This is just the latest in a string of incidents with this woman, and it’s the last straw.