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    A clear representation of gifted people being neurodivergent rather than better in some way. Sure the divergence can be beneficial in certain circumstances and at certain times, but that is not always the case.

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      There’s two kinds of “gifted” in American educational parlance, one has a sweet af special bus and the others are ADHD kids that like to read.

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          I’ll take your word for it as that page says nothing useful itself, and note that this comic is almost forty years old.

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          They may not, but municipalities do. I have two kids in east coast public schools being my source, just as a heads up.

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            Yeah, it’s pretty common for states, districts, administrators, and parents to misunderstand the students, their needs, and how best to address their needs. Teachers can have misunderstandings, too, but more often their failure to meet students’ needs comes from their hands being tied in various ways by the other groups. It’s pretty rare for them to pass the blame (publicly) since they’re much more focused on the immediate classroom issues in front of them.

            And all of this varies extremely widely in the U.S. since education is handled by the states with the only federal influence coming from stuff like asserting requirements in exchange for funding for (for example) low income meals.

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    Poor guy’s just catching his breath, missed the bus and had to bike it all the way before he gets a demerit for tardiness.

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    This is funny because “push” sounds similar to pull in Portuguese. So it’s very common for new English speakers to read a push/pull sign, get confused, and do the opposite. All of us Portuguese speakers are “gifted” when we are just starting to learn English. 🤣

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    “Stubbornly protesting improper installation of outer doors in violation of OSHA regulations.”

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        Fact. New builds in Scandinavia are often built to have the front door open onto the street for that very reason.

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          Same in the US. Very nearly all exterior doors in public buildings open outward for safe egress. Doors in homes tend to open inward (presumably to protect the hinges.)

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            I think it’s for security reasons. The hinges are one z but the latches are also protected if the door opens inward. If it’s outward, you need to spend a lot more to secure them.

            And outward facing doors are only really needed for areas with high volume of traffic where people could pile up at the doors in an emergency. That’s not a concern in a house with a handful of people.

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        We had an audit two weeks ago and they had a bunch of inner safety doors rebuilt the other way around for that very reason. They had just been built a month before, too!

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    CHILDREN BAD. Reply to this post with an AMEN if you agree 😄😄✝️