Consumer advocate Erin Brockovich joined me on Mondays with Marlo to share some of her insight on bullying and learning disabilities.
As a kid, Erin's friends would tease her, but Erin never took this seriously. Her experience with bullying was in the classroom instead. Erin felt bullied by teachers who were not understanding or her learning disability.
Erin's psychology teacher was a hero because she noticed that although Erin was outgoing and knowledgeable in class verbally, she would struggle with tests and any written work. One day, she pulled Erin aside and confronted her about this discrepancy. When her teacher orally asked Erin the same questions from a written test Erin had failed, Erin recited all the answers perfectly.
"Just because you're different doesn't mean you're inferior," said Erin. She thinks that conformity in education is a dangerous game, and that teachers should pay close attention to how individual student minds operate.
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