When I was at school, no one in my class had “special needs”. If they had, no one knew about it. Special Needs hadn’t been invented back then but these days….?
Official figures show more than one-in-five pupils in England are now labelled as suffering behavioural problems, learning and communication difficulties or physical disabilities. A report published by the Department for Education today showed boys and children from the poorest backgrounds were significantly more likely to be classified than other pupils. The study also underlined the link between special needs and poor examination results. According to data, pupils without special needs are more than three times as likely to reach the standard expected for their age at the end of secondary school than classed as having behavioural and learning problems.
I’m sure the State will be able to find even more children it can classify as having “special needs” that only the State can meet. Either the health of British children has fallen into third world ruin in a generation OR this Special Needs net has been cast far too wide and is a scam.