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They called me that name again Mom Without asking I drew him into my arms and although I knew it was not entirely true whispered Im so sorry son Im sure it was an accident A bully at school did not hurl the words that inflicted so much pain in such a small boy but rather by a teacher who referred to him as a 504 kid This label referenced those with disabilities as described under Section 504 a federal law designed to protect students My little boy diagnosed as having dyslexia a learning disability that affects his reading and comprehension held him prisoner two years behind his peers It was always a struggle to do homework and to keep up with his classmates to help him understand his funny brain Thompson A common sentiment among the parents of other 504 kids mostly boys was would we ever get to see these children graduate Although many boys do graduate from high school including 504 kids early recognition of the indicators of poor academic progress combined with intervention could increase a boys learning experience and result in higher graduation rates overallTo understand the problems faced by boys we must first recognize that they are not all the same nor do they learn the same way girls do Boys account for 66 percent of failing or near failing grades have a 33 percent drop out rate and have the writing skills of an eighth grade girl their Junior year in high school which gives weight to our concern of ever seeing our 504 kids as high school graduates Michael Thompson author of Raising Cain identified five distinct types of boys who have either given up on school or are not performing well The Struggling Boy The Learning Disabled Boy The Cruising or Good-Enough Boy The Otherwise Engaged Boy and The Allergic-to-School Boy These types
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