Education

Grace and Dignity

By Anthony Rebora — November 16, 2007 1 min read

California Teacher Guy has a moving post on an IEP meeting in which a mother and father learn that their struggling 13 year-old qualifies for services under the category of mental retardation:

I am always amazed—and humbled—when I am privileged to witness parents receive devastating news with grace and dignity. The picture of Seth’s mother wiping away her bitter tears of disappointment and then doing what was best for her son will remain etched in my brain—and inscribed on my heart—forever.

A version of this news article first appeared in the Blogboard blog.