To whom it may concern, regarding the petition for changing the school's application for approval:
I don't have any abilities but it's not what you can or can't do that's the point. Being treated like you're super special for your abilities is just as bad as being treated like crap for it. It's being treated like equals that's the best.
Segregating the people with abilities, powers, magic, and physical differences from those of us without (And just because I don't have them now doesn't mean I won't later - big me has dreams of the future!) makes us feel like lesser people in the long run.
Creating a division in the education system like this wouldn't be conducive, it would only cause even more issue in the long run, giving us young people reason to think that it's MEANT to be this way - people with powers and people without not coexisting.
If it weren't for my best friend - a very good mage for only being nine years old, Sor Skwigelf - I wouldn't have been able to write this. He helped me with it a lot, and I help him with his math. And that's how things should be. I like this school, I like the people in this school. I think that anyone who has an ounce of intelligence wouldn't pick fights with someone based only on what they can or can't do.
We should plead with the staff of this school to look into these incidents and punish the people responsible for the bullying and harassment. Kicking an entire group of people out would not only put a whole LOT of us out of a school we love, but it wouldn't solve anything. Since this is a place of learning, what would we learn from segregating those with abilities from those without?
I will not sign this petition, and I speak only for myself, even though I'm on the student council for grade 5. Equality in all things, including education.
Cassie Turner Grade 5 Taunton College (With help from Sor Skwigelf, grade 4)