The headline, “Special ed students could bankrupt districts. http://abclocal.go.com/kgo/story?section=news/education&id=7786691 On KGO television in California. It’s not the kids’ doing. It’s the system for special education that is broken. It promises more than it can deliver. It is burdened by bureaucracy and legal threats. It does not have good evidence of success. All that is true. All that lead us to establish Special Education Day on December 2–to attempt to fix the system. www.specialeducationday.com.
It’s not children who are bankrupting a system. It’s the system itself that will bankrupt schools. The 35-year-old system, full of unintended, ineffective, and burdensome consequences, that does not work. It must change. Don’t blame it on the students.