IN the VOICE of Teachers – How many more will remain silenced or anonymous in fear of retaliation?
Did you know tenure is considered “free speech” by teachers who have been reprimanded for bring up or asking about Dyslexia?
We have many teachers’ testimonies and strategies to share. Some are retired while others want to remain anonymous. We take our promise of anonymity very seriously and want to make sure our teachers are protected.
The same goes for the brave whistle blowers.
We are pro teachers and are taking a stand to give them a safe platform to voice their frustrations and get them the information they want and need to engaged students.
QUOTES FROM CLIPS and CONVERSATIONS
“Local school Systems always claim the Lack of funds argument but INSTEAD MONEY GOES TO special education, and technology, behavior specialists services when the student behavior LIKELY stems from unidentified and unaddressed dyslexia.”
“I keep asking for the new training – but they won’t give it to me. ”
“I kept asking for the appropriate testing for dyslexics – but none provided.”
“We can see the kids are frustrated, and we are frustrated… Parents are frustrated because they don’t know how to help their child, I want to help them but ‘my hands are being tied.’”
“Regular class, especially classroom teachers, most parents and teachers have misconceptions about dyslexia, How to identify, How to help.”
“Students naturally become a behavior problem, or they are bullied …It’s a terrible cycle.”
“These film clips and videos capture what I went through but never got help for! “
“These clips need to be on TV right away so everyone can know what it’s like for us and to make people in our society more aware about dyslexia in all its forms so they won’t make the same mistakes with this next generation. I felt stupid most of my life and I shouldn’t have.”
” If they had this information back then, think of how my life might have been different. I’m successful, but it would have been different!”
The National Institutes of Health estimates that between 6 percent and 17 percent of school-age children have some form of dyslexia, although not all of those students may have been identified by their schools. Click here to read more.