Thursday, October 9, 2008

Hey politicians, Want my vote? Then fix this...

I am yet again disappointed in our public school system.  Maybe I'm jumping the gun (I doubt it) but they don't seem to be eager to help my poor little Hunter.  We went back to the eye doctor today and Hunter's left eye has lost more vision and he is now a -8.0 in his left eye.  His right stayed steady at -6.75.  UGH.  The doctor says he might be dyslexic as well, but when I called the school counselor to talk to her as she suggested after this follow up, to only be pushed off yet again.  "We don't test until after 1st grade."  

OK, so my doctor says he needs to be tested as soon as possible, yet they say the won't test him for another 18 months.  Are you sure you are educators?  I mean have you heard of early intervention?  I have put my best people on the job.  A more passionate advocate I couldn't find.  She's not in my town, but has been an honorary member of our family for a long time.  She'll find out the questions I am lost on and point me in the right direction.  

I am also working on some other avenues and Unstable, I might have to borrow LMSKP, but I will hold off until I get my bearings on this.  We have a referral to Scottish Rite, I will get on that even if the school district decides to lower itself and test my kid.   

How frustrating is that?

3 comments:

The Unstable Blogger said...

I am damn near at semi-pro level when it comes to fighting the public school system. Let me know how I can help!!! :)

Abby said...

Wow, I think the public education system caters to the crappy parents who don't give a crap. AKA not us....Apparently solving a problems before it gets worse is not in their vocabulary. You should fight fight fight. I am in WV so there is not much I can do to help but you let me know if you think of something. I got your back..lol. Good luck and keep us posted on everything.

nicoleantoinette said...

Unbelievably frustrated. I'm angry about this for you.