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November 4, 2015


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Special ed teacher quits: 'I just cannot justify making students cry anymore'

Wendy Bradshaw is a mother and a teacher in Florida's Polk County who specializes in working with children - infants through fifth grade - living with disabilities to help improve their educational and life experiences. She has undergraduate, masters, and doctoral degrees in education. Bradshaw loves to teach but she has reached a point where she cannot tolerate working within an education system focused on standardized test-based accountability that forces children to perform developmentally inappropriate tasks.

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The Joyful, Illiterate Kindergartners of Finland
Forget the Common Core, Finland's youngsters are in charge of determining what happens in the classroom.

"The changes to kindergarten make me sick," a veteran teacher in Arkansas recently admitted to me. "Think about what you did in first grade - that's what my 5-year-old babies are expected to do."

"[Children] learn so well through play. They don't even realize that they are learning because they're so interested."

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Interventions and Therapies

"Our goal should be to help persons with autism understand and use their strengths to work around any presenting challenges so they, just like everyone else, has an equal chance at living a fulfilling and productive life".
- Stephen M. Shore, EdD (USAAA Advisory Board Member)

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