The more we live, the more things change. Or do they?  Or do they get back to where we started–personal responsibility.

Fascinating, how views of reality shift.  Now, we are starting to see–if students do not do well in school, perhaps it is their doing, or their parents’–not the teachers’.  I believe this reality heads us in the right direction finally. Education is what students do for themselves. Others can assist, of course, bue education is an active verb!   Students and parents and teachers working together.

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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