QUOTE(kerioboe @ Feb 11 2011, 10:09 PM)
QUOTE(Clari Nicki1 @ Feb 11 2011, 10:48 PM)
Even though I had a nice lunch with friends I am fed up with fighting for my 14 year old who has additional needs.
I know the feeling
. My daughter is dyslexic. It took me years for this to be diagnosed - her primary school put it down to her being bilingual
. In theory she is entitled to extra time when they do tests. In practice teachers claim it is impossible so she does the same test in the same time as everyone else. I can see why it is hard to give her extra time but it annoys me when her history teacher has written on every test she has done "It's a pity you didn't answer all the questions"
Oh yes... we've had that one..... my son is supposed to have extra time and doesn't often get it! And he is supposed to do his exams on his laptop/ on larger paper. Maths teacher "He didn't answer all of the questions" Well- there wasn't enough room for him to do that as the paper was small print and he CANNOT write small! Also- apparently, he doesn't copy formulas quick enough from the board - copying from the board is a complete and utter nightmare for him!
Thankfully there are some wonderful teachers out there- I'd just like a cloning machine - then all his teachers could be as accommodating to his needs!
QUOTE(Chris H @ Feb 11 2011, 11:26 PM)
I lost my mobile phone at the weekend, then I managed to scrape my on my gate trying to avoid a temporary road sign that's been put outside my house. Then today I attended a reduncancy fair, where even those people who were giving advice about reduncancy were likely to be losing their jobs.
I am so angry about libraries and other public services closing down I feel in a permanent state of anger and stress. The latest is that our local theatre may have to close down because of lack of funding. We will soon have no culture left and no one to help people get out of debt or get a job. On top of all that my son will have to pay ?9000 a year to go to conservatoire. If he had been born two weeks earlier he would have had to pay ?3000.
My colleague who is being made redundant was told she will have to pay ?6.50 a fortnight on the bus to go and sign on - there is no job centre in the rural city where she lives (yes, it is a city, just not a very big one). Not much fun for a hard working great grandmother who has legal custody of her great grandchild.
Isn't life great?
I hope things get better Chris!
Re. your friend- I do believe that the money gets refunded for the days you have to sign on. I live in a rural area and my friend was unemployed for 18 months and I'm sure he told me that on the days he had to sign on, his travelling expenses were reimbursed!