The teachers here would not only not help me with my dyslexia they would let other kids bully me and they would bully me themselves. So,no I wouldn't call that helping kids with " learning differences in an effective manner."
The teachers treat kids of racial minorities or low economic class very poorly regardless of how they act . The only characteristics they teach are; to cheat to get a head, pick on kids of a different color or economic class and be a generally dishonest person and as along as you're rich and not a person of color and especially if you're in E.L.P the teachers will still treat you very well .
It depends on the teacher but a lot of them seem not to care about the kids they are teaching, and care a lot more about the social aspects of teaching . They will spend hours in the halls talking to each other and no teaching.
I was bullied my whole time here not only by other children but by teachers. The teacher would call the cops on kids that were racial minorities just because they were acting out even if the situation could have been handled by the teacher or counselor .
The preschool teacher is excellent. She understands kids and balances fun and academic activities. My son, who tends to be timid, woke up every day excited to go to school. I know that he will have a positive kindergarten experience because he has been prepared well.
As a grandparent of a Whittier school second-grader, I am very impressed by the school's emphasis on learning. The dress code (requiring the wearing of very limited colors and styles) prevents poorer children from standing out by not wearing the latest trends in clothes, and my grandson's teachers have spent much effort teaching the children to be respectful and kind to others.
This school caters to the bussed in ELP students and does its best to alienate community students and parents. If you are looking for a free and appropriate education for a student with any kind of a learning disability you may want to look elsewhere.
This school fosters an environment that encourages discrimination and Bullying. It may be a great school if you are looking to have your students come home in tears. The school caters to ELP students and their parents allowing them to set school wide policy for an economically disadvantaged area. One example of this is their restrictive dress code. The bullying is not just instigated by students the administration also feel the right to bully students. If you care about student safety I do not recommend sending your students to Whittier as their staff have breached student confidentiality repeatedly even after issues were brought to the administrations attention. If you are a sheep and your students a sheep then this is the school for you. If you wish for your students to be free thinking contributing members of society I would find another school no matter the cost.