...a topic dear to my heart, one which combines learning styles with the ever-growing problem of most kids being "left behind" in some way or another:
COLUMBUS, OH--Backed by olfactory-education experts, parents of nasal learners are demanding that U.S. public schools provide odor-based curricula for their academically struggling children.
"Despite the proliferation of countless scholastic tests intended to identify children with special needs, the challenges facing nasal learners continue to be ignored," said Delia Weber, president of Parents Of Nasal Learners, at the group's annual conference. "Every day, I witness firsthand my son Austin's struggle to succeed in a school environment that recognizes the needs of visual, auditory, tactile, and kinesthetic learners but not him."
"My child is not stupid," Weber said. "There simply was no way for him to thrive in a school that only caters to traditional students who absorb educational concepts by hearing, reading, seeing, discussing, drawing, building, or acting out."
Read more here. We simply must help put a stop to this injustice. ;-)
UPDATE: A few of you have gotten worried and wanted to know where you could get a scratch 'n sniff test to see if your children were "nasal learners." Let me assure you, this was TOTALLY satire and not meant to scare anyone. It was meant as a comment on our over-diagnosed, over-prescribed, over-analyzed mindsets, even among homeschoolers. The quoted article was from The Onion, and if you know anything about the Onion....'nuff said ;-)