June 9, 2024
Ron Isaac’s Commentary: Proposed New Faculty For Dyslexia

Ron Isaac’s Commentary: Proposed New Faculty For Dyslexia


Chancellor David Banks’ introduced plan to open a college for college kids with dyslexia and different studying and studying issues needs to be applauded.  However we must always clap with one hand till it’s clear that the college operates as described and is not only one other sleight-of-hand of the DOE’s optics division.  They’re very practiced at full-bodied descriptions of empty actualities.

Dyslexia is extensively misunderstood. Numerous actually gifted kids have suffered as a lot because of the misinterpretation because the situation itself.

As a result of it manifests itself in problem studying and since studying progress is commonly falsely equated with intelligence, many kids are stigmatized and traumatized by the ignorance of rash judgments made even by educators.

In each discipline, lots of the biggest women and men are dyslexics. Contemplating how widespread it’s, it’s astonishing that till now there have been no NYC public faculty particularly devoted to it thus far. 

Annoyed dad and mom have generally resorted to looking for outdoors remedy for his or her youngsters after which, so as to add insult to harm, been accused of looking for to take advantage of the taxpayers for tuition to be paid to non-public suppliers.  When looking for remedy for his or her youngsters, they’ve generally been victimized by what Chalkbeat calls the DOE’s “authorized division and a dysfunctional, backlogged and underfunded system” and been made to shell out a lot of their very own financial savings.

Throughout former Chancellor Joel Klein’s abysmal tenure beneath Mayor Michael Bloomberg, many faculties have been maliciously and frivolously closed and new magnet colleges opened for equally specious causes.  Many of those colleges had very quixotic and kooky themes that had nothing to do with something that went on within the constructing.  It was an inside joke for workers and college students. That they had names like Faculty for Oceanography and Backgammon.  I knew the previous principal of a Faculty for Agriculture who couldn’t distinguish a radish from a bamboo shoot.

Let’s hope that the Faculty for Dyslexia, or no matter it’s official identify is, can be critically targeted and therapeutic.

Ron Isaac

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