Dys and Fire, yeah 3 ADA counselors tried to work with him last semester because so many teachers were having issues with him. It's tough when the student refuses to acknowledge he has a problem. He simply lied to every one of them and said he had no trouble in any of his classes. They had samples of his work showing it was about 3rd grade level and knew he had issues, but not much they can do when he refuses to admit it.
May, he doesn't have outbursts. He's disruptive in that his questions are either off-topic or about something covered 15 minutes before or about something so simple, it's obvious he has trouble with simple comprehension. I spent time with him out of class last semester and his comprehension level is about that of a 8-9 year old (maybe even younger). I tried and tried to explain simple concepts to him and he just. doesn't. get it.
They are going to try to talk him into retaking some of the classes he failed before and get him out of my class. How the hell is he even going to understand the basic concept of the Shakespeare Debate, let alone research and write a paper on it? I'm already stressing out over this. I talked to our counselor here and she said she tried already to steer him out of my class when she saw it on his list, but apparently he likes me. Why that would be, I have no idea. He irritated the hell out of me last semester and made me cranky more than once. I never get cranky, but he strained my patience.
Also if I could do what's best for him, I'd tell him he's living in a dream world and will NEVER be hired as a cop and needs to accept that he has limitations. That I'm sure there are plenty of other options out there for him to succeed at, but a cop isn't one of them. (And if anyone does hire him, I'm moving because I'd be scared to death of the idea of him with a gun.) I shudder to think what is going to happen when he realizes that the last EIGHT years he's spent trying to get an Associates degree in Criminal Justice is not going to pay off. How is allowing him to take class after class being kind? Frankly I think his parents use us as babysitters and I pretty much resent having my time wasted.
*sigh* I know I'm being a b!tch, but honestly, how are we helping this guy?