Opinion & Essays - Dec, 1994 Issue
|Dear Linda: I'm glad...I could someday write this letter
about my son. This is definitely a milestone worth reflecting on. ..... experienced 10 years of failure in three different public
school systems. I received him as an older adopted child and shared five of those painful years with him.... You obviously listened
carefully during the interviews with ..... and me. Your reasons for selecting the schools you recommended reiterated his needs
well. The school I chose from your advice has done a thorough job of addressing those needs. ..... is feeling good about school
and himself for the first time since I've known him. His learning problems still make school more difficult and frustrating for
him than for most students. The difference is that now he is committed to do what it takes to compensate. He believes in himself
succeeding and his performance validates that belief. I suspect your work brings you much satisfaction from the gratitude of people
like ..... and myself and those in the schools you serve.
- Thank you; a parent from the northwest.
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