I think that Belle was trying to say that these children would benefit more from learning certain skills that aren't included in the curriculum. She wasn't saying that they didn't deserve to access it, just that an alternative 'curriculum' my be more appopriate. To be honest, I work in a very mainstream secondary and half the time I think that some of our students would do much better if the constraints of the curriculum were not an issue. That's a different matter altogether. The point is that Belle's posts have not come across to me as being derogatory. I am astonished at how some posters have kept on and on and on at her. It's just weird!