This article states that 95% of students with disabilities who took the Common Core test last spring failed the test. This is a clear sign this line of thought with Arne Duncan, the US Secretary of Education, just doesn’t work in terms of students with disabilities.
Beverley Holden Johns, a nationally recognized expert in the field of disabilities, strongly disagrees with Arne Duncan. Duncan wants children with disabilities to be able to perform on the highest level of NAEP tests. She points out that NAEP was not designed for this purpose. Duncan unilaterally changed the requirements of the IDEA act, without Congressional authorization. Having changed NCLB without Congressional authorization, he must think that ignoring the law is routine. In Néw York, we learned how students with disabilities do when they took the Common Core test: 95% failed.
Beverley Holden Johns writes:
NCLB required all students to be proficient on State tests by 2014.
Failure of the public schools to reach that goal has been widely
viewed as the failure of public education, requiring movement
to Charter Schools and even increasing the talk of Vouchers in the name of Choice.
Now Arne Duncan seeks to require…
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