RT @DDyslexiaCT: "It's easier to be the bad kid than the dumb kid" via @bnpowers #dyslexia @E2ENational @daveflink http://t.co/BjAZbrMIhW (…
"Yesterday, I learned something new about an old friend, something out of line with his character. Polite, funny, warm, caring, and empathetic, my friend David Flink is a force to be reckoned with in the LD movement - all that, I knew. What I found out, and what completely surprised me, was that he was sometimes a troublemaker in school. Easier to cause a disruption than face reading aloud, Dave spent his share of time out in the hallway in elementary school. "It's easier to be the troublemaker, the bad kid, then to look dumb in school," he said. The sad part is, he's right. Troublemakers immediately find a community, or at least a responsive audience; the "dumb" kids? Not so much.
--By Ben Powers