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I have been listening to my son a 9th grader at CHS say he wishes that there was a better way to this. He does great on tests but when he gets to the homework cant remember what he learned, staying after school doesn't help because there is no one on one help. All he got was more and more frustrated with the whole school year. I have been in contact with the school psychologist thinking he had a learning disability, she says nothings wrong. Guidance just wants to scare you into colleges looking at your transcripts. I took him to counseling and he is so depressed at this point that he might fail, math, English, science and art(now a required class). So i got no help from the school and this is only 9th grade he still has 3 more years in this school. I think if my son went to north Colonie schools this year he would have probably hit the high honor roll or at least the honor roll like he used to in middle school. I don't know where the answers are if something doesn't change the way some teachers teach because they have a fear of change, I think my son and others will have problems learning enough. (These are not the bad kids that don't care because there are enough of those.) THESE ARE THE GOOD KIDS WHO DO CARE BUT ARE GETTING LOST IN OUR SCHOOLS BECAUSE NO ONE HAS THE TIME TO CHANGE THE WAY THEY ARE BEING TAUGHT. North Colonie schools has taken a opportunity to flip things up maybe all should follow. We all learn a different way why should schools only teach 1 way. Give every child that wants and knows they can do it a fighting chance to prove it.
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