There are a lot of people who say that their kid is not college material and I can see why they say that. I work in a school and it is plain to see that there are kids who are not made for college and that is an okay thing to say. I know that there are kids who are so book smart but they could not do a trade. I told one of my kids that he should look into auto body estimator training because he is really good with numbers and he can just look at something and tell you if it is not even. I thought that it was a good thing for him to know that he would think about it. I do know that there are a lot of kids who are good with numbers but not good enough to become an engineer and that is something that they can work with.
To say that kids with learning disabilities cannot work is something that I have to get people who are not within the school to understand. In fact, I work with a lot of kids that have a lot of learning disabilities and they all do really well when they are given jobs out in the community. Most of my kids at school actually all have some sort of learning disability on the books so that we can accommodate work for them but they do not realize that the real world does not work that way. In order to help them understand that it does not work that way, I have them go out in the world and work at a job where they have to be professional and work with people so they can see what will be expected of them when they are older.