The “wealth gap” has come to public education – and the other students are suffering

This is special education in Delaware. This is what is going on with so many students with disabilities. This is a must-read. Not because I agree with it at all, but it is symbolic of the excuses parents of special needs children are forced to endure in Delaware and across America. I posted a very long comment at the end of this article about the parent’s perspective on this.


So, we have all heard about the one percent – how the one percent of America seemingly hold 99% of America’s wealth – well, the numbers are not quite at 99% but they are well on their way

As of 2013, 1% of America owns 40% of America’s wealth, and the gap is growing every year.

It struck me today, as I learned how the behavioral demands of one child required the intervention of 4 highly qualified professionals, and I saw yesterday, how the social emotional demands on one child requires the consistent daily interventions of highly skilled professionals.

I saw today how the needs of the rest of the class were compromised and it occurred to me, this is fearfully similar to the wealth gap, and all of those ramifications.

Laws and tax codes and lax oversight have led to the 1% phenomenon.

In schools, it goes something like…

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Kevin Ohlandt

I am a proud parent of a son with Tourette's Syndrome and several other co-morbidities. I write on this blog to educate other parents so they know a bit more about not only special education, but all the really bad things that are happening with public schools in Delaware and the USA. We are all in this together, and if our children aren't able to advocate for themselves it's up to us parents! We need to stop letting companies run our schools, and demand our children get a proper education. Our Departments of Education in our states have become weak with fear from the bullying US DOE, and we need to take back our schools!

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