Aug 24, 2019, Kodiak (AK) Daily Mirror: Early childhood education struggles to meet capacity http://www.kodiakdailymirror.com/news/article_215fdb80-c603-11e9-bb3f-9bd33b48dd3f.html The number of preschool students that qualify with special needs in Kodiak has increased 350% in the past four years, according to Kim Saunders, assistant director of Special Services in the Kodiak Island Borough School District. The preschool program has grown from one classroom to six in the last …
Children today are noticeably different from previous generations, and the proof is in the news coverage we see every day. This site shows you what’s happening in schools around the world. Children are increasingly disabled and chronically ill, and the education system has to accommodate them. Things we've long associated with autism, like sensory issues, repetitive behaviors, anxiety and lack of social skills, are now problems affecting mainstream students. Blame is predictably placed on bad parenting (otherwise known as trauma from home).
Addressing mental health needs is as important as academics for modern educators. This is an unrecognized disaster. The stories here are about children who can’t learn or behave like children have always been expected to. What childhood has become is a chilling portent for the future of mankind.