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Analysis and comments on After Us by Connie Wanek

Comment 4 of 4, added on July 18th, 2014 at 7:04 PM.
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nepLtf Im obliged for the blog article.Much thanks again. Great.

crorkservice from Czech Republic
Comment 3 of 4, added on November 10th, 2008 at 8:41 PM.

I am attracted by thie poem After Us.In my opinion,cold rain is the line
that links up the past, the present and the future,for it fell in the
past;it is falling at present; and it will fall in the future.It falls on
every element of our life.We human beings are so small and weak. There are
so many unknowable things.We don't know where we are from and where we are
going. We can do nothing but only talk and talk and talk, and go on with
our life,whether sad or happy.

Wang Ailing from China
Comment 2 of 4, added on March 6th, 2006 at 3:18 PM.

is hard to believe that being a lone spectacle of a classroom could benefit
any child.
Between 11 and 12 percent of the school population is considered
disabled. Before the Individuals with Disabilities Act was enacted a
majority of these students labeled as disabled would be shipped to state
institutions where instead of being assessed, educated, and rehabilitated
they would be pushed aside, often treated with cruelty, left with no hope
for any sort of normality (Staples 1). The Individuals with Disabilities
Act has helped to improve these harsh conditions that many disabled
children faced in the 1960’s, but now that times are changing and state
institutions aren’t the only option for the disabled, the act is rapidly
being used against the children. Schools have been using the act for their
benefit as an excuse to deny the opinions of professionals and the
preference of parents by placing desperate needs children in regular
classrooms (Murphy 1). Diane Gagnon, a legal counsel for Alberta Education
explains, “The act states they must ‘consult’ with parents; it does not say
they need the consent of parents” (Daniel 2). In regards to statements like
these parents are complaining that the Individuals with Disabilities
Education Act gives the schools too much control over the education of
their disabled child (Arnold and Dodge). This explanation is an outrage as
parents should have the first say in all aspects of their children’s lives
as they know their own children better than any school professional. The
fact is clear, schools are placing disabled children in regular classes for
two reasons, they are afraid to act against the Individuals with
Disabilities Education Act wrongly and to avoid costly special education
services (Staples 1).
Blue ribbon panel member Georgina Doherty simply states, “If you are
to have proper integration where it is possible for everybody to benefit,
it is not economical” (Daniel 2).


;klsjdlsdfhdgsl from Bulgaria
Comment 1 of 4, added on March 3rd, 2006 at 8:29 AM.

she tries to manipulate nature elements but not deeply(as i think)to show
sorrow &sadness.the final lines is little artistic.i want to give the first
line of my poem to the poetess as simple sign of respect;temples that feed
the hungrey holy superstitions.

rauf from Iraq

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Poet: Connie Wanek
Poem: After Us
Added: Feb 20 2003
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Poem of the Day: Dec 24 2009


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