... do I need to give a final exam to a child who is severely disabled and is simply here for "socialization?"
... do I have a young person in my room, a room already filled with twenty-five other people, who is here strictly for socialization?
... did that student nearly get in a fight with another kid because his aide was not by his side, as required by his IEP?
... did I have to break up that altercation, at considerable risk, since this young person is so incredibly unpredictable?
... did I have to answer dozens of questions and eight separate emails about a problem that lasted less than two minutes from six, yes--six!-- different people?
... don't the parents of the other kids in the room scream their own heads off when this kid's wailing and shrieking completely drowns out my voice as I am trying to teach and continues like a siren in my and everyone else's ear for ten solid minutes?
... doesn't anyone ask what the cost is to other students of having disruptive and volatile young people sitting in a classroom for socialization only, especially when it is obvious that this socialization is not working or this child wouldn't be getting into altercations with someone at least once a week?
... does the caseworker not comprehend this obvious failure in strategy?