Me-Ander recalls the days when children were expected to sit quietly in class. Teachers had to speak clearly but never needed to shout.
. . . if I was a kid today, I’d be considered “learning disabled.” The experts would diagnose me as suffering from “attention disorders.” I didn’t suffer from the “disorder” when I was a kid, since the classroom was quiet.
One of the first things I noticed when I started to go into classrooms as a reporter was how noisy and distracting the environment is. It’s got to be a real challenge for kids who have trouble focusing.