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The Magic Feather--The Truth About "Special Education: Granger, Lori and Granger, Bill The Magic Feather--The Truth About "Special Education: Granger, Lori and Granger, Bill

The Magic Feather--The Truth About "Special Education

Granger, Lori and Granger, Bill

ISBN 10: 0525244514 / ISBN 13: 9780525244516
Published by E.P. Dutton & Co., Inc., 1986
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Dutton First Print Fine Hardcover in Very Good Dustjacket. Burgundy cloth covered boards backed with white cloth gilt-lettered at spine. Tight and solid, clean and unmarked, decorative head and tail bands, decorated dustjacket by David Gatti, cover rubbed, archival protective cover. Lori and Bill's son, Alec, was diagnosed at age six as having an IQ of 47 and he would have to attend Special Education classes. They pointed out that he could read well above his grade level but the school insisted that the tests results were incontrovertible. Lori and Bill fought the system and were able to save Alec and, now they give readers the weapons to use to protect your child from this nightmare. This is a book to make parents, educators, legislators, and anyone interested in the debate about the quality of American education and concerned about the future of our children fighting mad. New York: E.P. Dutton, 1986 First Edition, First Printing. 5.5"x8.5" tall; xii, 259pp Indexed with Notes and Recommended Books. Bookseller Inventory # 46325

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Title: The Magic Feather--The Truth About "Special ...

Publisher: E.P. Dutton & Co., Inc.

Publication Date: 1986

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Edition: First Edition.

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Based upon studies of the ways in which children are labeled and treated in schools, including the experience of their own son, the authors determine that the processes that the educational system employs to determine learning disabilities are inaccurateand fallible

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A true account of one couple's efforts to find a proper educational placement to meet their son's needs. The authors discuss their rejection of the results of the various tests, their questions about the validity of the tests, and their objection to the academic labeling of children. While the book does provide some information on coping with special educational programs and on available assistance for parents of children with special needs, it presents the issues in a highly critical, one-sided manner. It contains no favorable comments on mainstreaming, special educational programs, or PL 94-142. Provocatively presented, this is recommended for readers who have a balanced background and knowledge in the field of special education. Samuel T. Huang, Northern Illinois Univ. Libs., DeKalb
Copyright 1986 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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