I want to specifically address the second topic. Why in the world is it that no one can answer my questions at the high school level? What is the difference between a "struggling reader" and a "reading disability?" Moreover, why are some students granted an IEP for this, and some are not? Dyslexia as a disability seems to be common; however; are "struggling readers" incorrectly put into this box? As a high school professional that deals mostly with "struggling readers" it is a difficult notion for me to work with students labelled as a "reading disability." A disability seems to be something that we can't resolve.
Are these labels misused? Are we incorrectly overusing them? Are the labels themselves hurting the students?