February 3,2015 meeting #6
While the consolidation of small schools in Washington state may provide a larger learning environment for certain students, it would also limit the learning capabilities of those students that have special needs or learning disorders. A child that has a disorder even as mild as dyslexia may need individual help with their school work. In a larger school that child is unlikely to receive the help that they need, they are also more likely to be bullied for their disorder. Children like this are more likely to prosper in a smaller school environment than in a larger one. Put yourself in such a child's place. Do you want to be bullied, beaten-down, and unable to fully understand the school subjects being "taught" to you? Or do you want to prosper in your endeavors?