Friday, September 16, 2005

Mandatory learning disability testing for Juvenile Detention Center admittees.


My take...

This is key...Zahn will provide parents and the Cleveland school district with the psychologists' findings.

The same schools that don't have enough money to pay staff or time to address all of the many issues that their students face. So the Cuyahoga County Juvenile Court is going to diagnose (aka label) and then cut them loose into the care of the school? I'm sorry, but this doesn't sound like that great of a plan.

And parental responsibility? You don't even want to go there with a lot of these parents. I worked in abuse, neglect, dependency cases for three years...prental responsibility is a pipe dream.

Again, the Cuyahoga County Juvenile Court shows that it doesn't fully comprehend the situation these children face every day. And again, in an effort to get good press, they're looking like they're doing something...without really doing much.

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