Special education still in “deep trouble” and needs reform–according to California’s President of the State Board of Education, Michael Kirst. Here are the article about his comments (that includes some from me) and the podcast–again, Mike Kirst, followed by me.

I do believe we’re getting the word out…slowly, slowly.

The podcast is about 17 minutes long. The special education segment with Mike Kirst starts around minute 8 and mine starts around minute 11. Enjoy!

Let me know what you think! Onward and upward!

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, DianeRavitch.net, and The Atlantic Monthly on line.

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