Some info about my past: Years ago I started writing, all to counter a unique form of something that acts like Dyslexia.
As I have a very mild form of dyslexia, along with bad reinforcement learning!
Trigger warnings bellow:
It all started a few months into grade One. The teach was calling another child a, "Horrible retard."
Upon, hearing this I stated, "Mam, a Teacher job is to guide students not insult them." (My mother was, also a teacher, so I knew from her, what a teacher was to do.)
At this point, I became the target of her attacks! Both verbal and physical!
I found out latter that she had a policy, to take one student, and make an example out of them. So that the rest of the class will follow her commands.. (Works, well if you are not that one student!)
It was a small school, so grades one and two were combined.
Now for the rest of my time in her class, I was ordered to practice over and over, this book she handed me of misspelled words.
While the rest of the class was doing fun things like Math, I was stuck practising these words, for two years.
To this day, when sleepy or overworked, I slip back into that bad spelling mode..
So this is why I write! Turns out the human mind, when it learns something when young, it is hard to change.
This is why the first few years of schooling should be treated the way we treat a brinks cash truck. As any false info locked into a child's brain at that age, will be very hard to remove.
At the end of Grade two, she wanted to have me held back in her class. Claiming I failed, all her tests. Yet, I was not allowed to write a single year end test..
Good news came, as they brought in an independent evaluator to test me. I scored over a grade six level, in all topics.. (My mother had all the books at home, so that was were I picked up the missing topics. By self study..)
This caused them to give me an IQ test!
I was told, not to feel too bad about not being able to answer many of the questions, as the test was for adults, not for a grade two child..
Before age adjustment I scored 135 on the test with a max of a possible 180 score..
Needless to say this caused a BIG problem.. But I already talked about that in detail in my poor book.. lol.
Years later I found that she had done what she did to me to seven other students. And that student that she was targeting before me, once told me that I saved him.. And that might in fact be the case, as six of those she attacked mentally, have as of now committed suicide.
What a way to cover up ones crime!
Make it so the witnesses, choose to self eliminate.
But now you all know why I write. And criticism does not bother me, as I have been through, the worst of the worst and survived.
Also each word I write now feels like I am saying F-U to that sick Teacher.
So good luck to you all!
And keep up the Good Fight!