I just thought they sucked, but Kavips really explains why they REALLY suck!
Thanks to Exceptional Delaware for spreading the upcoming changes to the IEP process.
Upon a preliminary perusal of the Scribed Document enclosed therein, I see many upcoming problems. Most likely it will take 29 different separate posts to debunk each of the 29 pages contained therein….
However first mention should be over the underlying premise driving these individual planks of “reform”, for reform they are not. They are a push backwards to the pre-Industrial tenants of education… to the times when education was not intended for everyone.
The driving force behind passage of the IDEA was this: Children who have special disabilities have the right to learn too. Anyone growing up in the 60’s and before, knows that before enlightenment, special people were baby-sat, written off upon their initial classification, and left somewhere to hang in the wind.
The IDEA was pushed through Congress and loaded upon the states because actions like…
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