Utah mom’s plea: Let 12-year-old daughter into first grade
A 12 year old girl has a rare disorder and she is the size of and has the cognitive ability of an average 6 year old. Her mother would like to enroll her in a typical 1st grade class rather than have her daughter attend a special education class at the middle school.
The school district has refused the request saying that it's best for everyone if the girl attends her age approipate speical education class instead of first grade.
Would you be comfortable with an older child in your child's class? Does the size of the child make a difference?