ETA Was the teacher insulting ds or am i too sensitive
DS has an iep for writing reading math speech and language. His iep case manger called me today. He starts school next week.
She introduced herself and was super sweet. Then she asked how I felt about DS taking Spanish
I told her it was fine with it. He took Exploring Spanish for a semester in eighth grade and liked it. They made pinantas and tacos. It was fun.
She told me high school Spanish is not like that. Its a hard challenging class. She said she likes to talk to freshmen parents about it before hand because lots of freshmen are not ready for Spanish. She said many of them think it will be a goof off class and don't do well because they don't have the maturity or study skills yet to do well, especially students with ieps in reading, writing, speech and language like my DS. She said students with ieps often have enough trouble with high school English , let alone foreign language. She said some do well but many do not. She was worried the guidance counselors pressured DS to do Spanish to fill a slot because she says that's common. She also said its not required for graduation or entrance to community colleges around here, only the major university. She said lots of families don't know thisvand she wanted me to have the info I needed to make the best choice.
She told me as she didn't know DS yet she couldn't really advise me on whether he should take it or not. She said that it needed to be a family decision and to talk to DS. They only get two weeks to change a class.
Do you think she was bring rude? I felt like she was insulting DS. Just because he had a couple d last year and an iep doesn't mean he can't do Spanish. My child my choice. I kind of feel like she's up to something.