“they just gave me a calculator.”

Posted on May 26, 2023


Sorry, I *don’t* think the answer to that is to keep giving people calculators and … the data says I’m right, too. But hey, they have an IEP!!!! And they’re angry now, at the school that was supposed to be giving them the help they needed. Small town. So they already are working at the nursing home, in the kitchen, and want to do dual credit with the college’s CNA training but … they have to be able to do basic arithmetic. Like multiplication and division. LIke the other student, last week. I’m not there so I can’t judge but … I’m also not sure they understand that to go further, for *most things* they need to know the basics. Like, to become a CNA. Without a flogging calculator. You’re NOT HELPING THEM.

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