Unrealistic Expectations

Low Expectations vs. Unrealistic Expectations: Finding the Balance

  • Posted on: 23 October 2014
  • By: Tina McCoy

How can the needs of students with disabilities be addressed in ways that maximize growth? The trick is to determine what is both rigorous and realistic, given appropriate supports and services. Unfortunately the predominant culture of education today has some blind spots that make this task very challenging. In order to get past these obstacles, it is helpful to acknowledge them and then take conscious steps to work against them.