New Site from Anne Dachel Chronicles the Explosion in Special Ed and Behavioral Problems in Schools Around Globe
By Anne Dachel
Thanks to my friend Wayne Rohde, I now have a site where all the stories I’ve collected on the decline of kids' ability to learn and their behavior over the last year and a half are filed, totaling almost 2,500. I call it Loss of Brain Trust: Childhood Lost, because kids today bear no resemblance to young people from past generations.
We're all numb to the fact that the media consistently throws out shocking statistics without even a hint of alarm or even concern:
“Northern Ireland is experiencing an ‘autism wave’ with one in 34 school-age children being diagnosed with the condition - and an expert says that services are now ‘at breaking point.’”
“24 percent of students on Staten Island are special needs.”
"One out of every 34 children in New Jersey [one out of every 22 boys] is affected by autism, according to a new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).”
“Raleigh [NC] schools also dealt with a 75 percent increase in student chronic health conditions such as asthma, diabetes and food allergies from 2002-2015.”
“It's a sad fact that one in seven children have asthma in New Zealand and therefore we are really focussing on helping to support and educate children in school.”
‘(According to National Alliance on Mental Illness), 1 in 5 children ages 13-18 have or will have a serious mental illness. What we’re seeing in schools is anxiety — general anxiety and separation anxiety — depression and then toward the top of that tier is mood disorders as well.’
“One in five children in the country ages 3 through 17 have a diagnosable mental, emotional or behavioral disorder in a given year.”
“Between 2013 and 2017 there was a 32% increase in the number of pupils at Northumberland's eight maintained special schools.”
“Over the last 22 months, Dorset has seen a 49 per cent increase in children with an Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCP).”
“Ms Quinn explained how one in five children in Ireland suffer from asthma, some diagnosed, some not.”
‘Currently at least 20 percent of our student body [Wahoo, NE] right now is special education.’
The dramatic changes we see in the health, learning ability and behavior of children are routinely blamed on adverse childhood experiences within the family, social media, poverty and school pressure. These are referred to as environmental causes.
What no one is considering, of course, is that increasing exposure to dangerous neurotoxins is changing children worldwide. Vaccines, food, antibiotics, air quality—the list is long and frightening.
The stories here are posted without comment. They speak for themselves. The statistics, the increases, and the soaring costs should have everyone’s attention, especially health officials and people in government. The numbers will only get worse. The future is scary. They’re telling us about it every day.