Originally Answered: What do you think about special ed kids?
Hey, I am so glad you asked this question. And I'm really proud of you for wanting to stick up for special ed kids. In the school where I work (I'm a speech therapist), kids are placed in the special ed program because they learn differently. Just like we all look different, sound different, and act different, we also think differently and learn differently. There is nothing wrong with that. In school, we focus on math and reading/writing skills, so kids who are weak in these areas are most often the ones placed in the special ed program. But you know what? Many of them have super-duper skills in other areas, such as music, art, sports, computers, etc. The teachers in the special ed program realize that everyone has strengths and weaknesses -- everyone, not just kids in special ed. But our kids need help with math and reading/writing, so we help them out. Sometimes they also need help with study skills, organization, and learning how to to help themselves by asking questions.
Congratulations for graduating out of the special ed program. Maybe someday you will be a special ed teacher and help kids who learn differently!
Best wishes to you!