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    By Sue W.

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    It seems to be a fact that all of us would love to have our students come in at grade level and have them leave above grade level. That is not the reality. We need to each take them where they are and do the most we can to help them at whatever level they are. We need a lot more communication rather than just blaming those who send them on to us. Third grade blames second, second blames first, first says kindergarten hasn't gotten them ready and kindergarten is shocked that parents haven't done more. If you check with intermediate level, middle school, high school, and college or trade schools, the complaints continue. If we truely were aware of where the kids were when they came to the previous level we could see how much has already be accomplished. The blame game has no positive est, first says kindergarten hasn't gotten them ready and kindergarten is shocked that parents haven't done more. If you check with intermediate level, middle school, high school, and college or trade schools, the complaints continue. If we truely were aware of where the kids were when they came to the previous level we could see how much has already be accomplished. The blame game has no positive effect other than letting teachers use the previous level as an excuse when they pass the kids on. I have been working as a remedial reading teacher for the last 4 years and it has been a true lesson to see how hard our teachers are working at all the levels and to be reminded that the focus shouldn't be "the class" but the individuals in that class. Education is not an assembly line of quality controlled components, its real kids with real strengths, weaknesses, temperments and qwirks.


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