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Class-action suit in Quebec over dyslexia

Posted Apr 20 2005 12:00am

This one is full of interesting twists!

As an Ottawa special education teacher, Pierre Martel is outraged his son, Eric, can’t graduate from a French-language high school in Gatineau because he can’t spell in French.

Mr. Martel, who teaches at Carson Grove Elementary School, said his 18-year-old son failed a Quebec writing exam last spring because he has dyslexia, the same problem that troubled him as a student. “If a child is in a wheelchair, do you tell him he has to run to pass physical education? I was told that wasn’t the same thing, because the ministry requires linguistic competency.”

Let’s see…dyslexia, spelling, French, laws or rules or regulations, graduation, teacher as parent…there’s lots to consider in this story. Link.

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