A young boy wrote this letter and bravely presented it to the school board of his school...Cory speaks to all educators and for all of our misunderstood kids...thank you, Cory.
A Child's Plea.....
"My name is Cory. I am in the sixth grade. My home school is Bondy Intermediate and I have ADD. I am having a hard time now. It wasn't so bad when I was younger, but now it's bad because I am at High Point for being disruptive in my classes at Bondy.
When I tried to fit in and work like my classmates I couldn't. I wanted to, but I didn't understand sometimes. And other times I was so bored I would act up to get attention.
At High Point, (Alternative Disp. School) my teacher, Mrs. Wilson, she helps me. If I don't understand she helps me until I do. And if I get bored she thinks of interesting things for us to do. My grades at Bondy were bad, but at High Point they are a lot better. That makes me proud.
My mom and my teacher say that I probably won't pass to the seventh grade because my grades were so bad at Bondy. That even though I have worked very hard to bring up my grades it probably won't be enough to pass the whole year. I don't want to fail.
My time at High Point is almost up and my teacher and Asst. Principal say I have done real good. I like them there because I think they care about me. They don't want me to fail. They have worked very hard with me, but I don't like having to go to school with kids that do drugs all the time. So I don't really fit in there either.
My mom and dad say I have a disability. That is why it is so hard for me sometimes. I just want to learn. I would like to go to college some day to be a police officer. I don't want to have ADD, but I do. My mom and dad say we have to learn to work with it.
Will you please help me get an education so I have a chance at a good life.
Written by Cory/All rights reserved.
is hearing a student say,
"Thank you for understanding me."
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