This year has been a joke. I have asked since the beginning of the school year that easy child be given reading assistance. They poo pooed me from the start, telling me that it's not necessary. Then it became that he didn't qualify, even though he was receiving additional help in the classroom and here at home and he was making no progress. Then, at the end of February, after he failed a test, he was finally put into small group reading assistance and he has flourished! Still not at thereading level where he should be, but better than he was. I asked for academic testing, which was a waste of time. They told me that "he is just an average kid," that "there is nothing special about him," and that "he will never be any better than a C student." They didn't do any auditory processing testing because, in their opinion, there was nothing that indicated that it was needed. The CSE meeting was supposed to be this morning, but it was moved to Thursday, but I can't understand what the point is. They already told me that they aren't going to do anything for him. He says that he "can't" do the work because "he's choosing not to" and that I have to have a heavier hand in dealing with him and his school work. Then, this afternoon I was going through his folder and I find two letters. One saying that his small group reading teacher has left to go on maternity leave (I didn't even know she was expecting). The other one said that he is being placed into "double dose Fundations". Fundations is a phonics program that the second gradersuse. They take Fundations tests periodically. A grade of 16 - 20 is passing. 15 and under is failing. Two failing tests in a row and they ger put into this "double dose Fundations", which his teacher told me is not what he really needs and that reading support is where he should be. So what are they doing? Removing him from reading support and putting him in Fundations! Grrrrrr!!!! I fight for half the school year to get him into reading and after just over two months they are removing him from it? Seriously, I just want to scream! I already sent an e-mail to the teacher, but I'm not expecting much.