I wrote this last March. When this program was under more than capable hands. Obviously, that changed this year. In all my comments about what happened to my son THIS YEAR, that does not reflect on the program last year. They are two different animals. Elizabeth Greenwell performed miracles with this program last year. I have no doubt that if the program were still in her hands, my son would not be going through what he is now.
What if I told you there is a place where all special needs children are accepted and loved? They don’t take the Smarter Balanced Assessment or the DCAS-Alt1. Common Core doesn’t exist. They are given a great education and they even have a sensory room!
Special education is a bit of an enigma. We have all these nice federal laws in place, but the way the system is in public education, it is almost impossible for any school to be able to follow it with fidelity. This isn’t a knock on public education. I’m a huge believer in it. With all the mandates coming from states and feds, it is fast becoming a crisis in classrooms. They can put all the grit, rigor, and personalized learning into a classroom as they want, but for many students the joy of learning has been sucked out of them. For students with disabilities…
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