The American Association of School Administrators just issued its report, Rethinking Special Education Due Process. It is well worth reading.

Agree or disagree, I applaud the AASA for stepping out and promoting this important national discussion. The due process system is broken, as I have written–and spoken about– for many years. It’s well beyond time to fix it.  Let’s hope we now have a robust national discussion.

Notably, the AASA report promotes a ‘consultant’ approach, modeled after our Massachusetts SpedEx innovation! It is wonderful to have SpedEx on the national scene. For more information about this innovative, trust-building, child-focused, efffective and efficient, and free to parties (schools and parents) approach, please visit:

Onward and upward to a more effective, equitable, and outcome-based schools for all students!


About Miriam

Miriam Kurtzig Freedman, JD, MA—an expert in public education, focused on special education law— is a lawyer, author, speaker, consultant, and reformer. For more than 35 years, Miriam worked with educators, parents, policy makers, and citizens to translate complex legalese into plain English and focus on good practices for children. Now, she focuses her passion on reforming special education, with her new book, Special Education 2.0—Breaking Taboos to Build a NEW Education Law. Presentations include those at the AASA Conference, Orange County (CA), Boston College (MA), CADRE (OR), and the Fordham Institute (DC). Her writings have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, Education Week, Education Next, Hoover Digest, The University of Chicago Law Review on line,, and The Atlantic Monthly on line.

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