If your kid is having trouble in school, he may need to have help from a teacher with particular education. And as each and every special education teacher knows, those behavior difficulties are frequently tied to learning difficulties. I feel these kids with particular demands, or just any kid who struggles (I do not think the label is critical), need to have to be our principal concentrate in education reform. And if kids have inclusion teachers all day, they should continue to have inclusion help in art, music, and gym. I saw why all the special education positions necessary to be filled every single year.
I’m a gen Ed teacher who had two ICS students assigned to me that first year of the roll out. Thanks for educating them on the law and how to workout it to advocate for their children’s education. It also did not mention much about the lack of instruction offered or essential for common education teachers, as far as, accommodations or IEP compliance.
I know I need to read such things with a grain of salt, but I also think there’s a lot of prejudice and misunderstanding about disabilities and spec ed little ones out there that permitted for the neglect and outright law breaking that we see in SPS. So we know the District has failed to offer sufficient Special Education solutions… and an adequate k-12 math program. Which parents fighting for baselevel education for their kids don’t have significantly of. For example, the inclusion programs in the elementary schools are nearly extinct-just 4th-5th this year, and only 5th next year.
And keep in mind there have been four common counsels in the course of the same time period, only 1 of which had a clue about school law (Mark Green), and one of which was promptly moved to second in command in a non legal position. That implies that Washington State currently was on the hook to fund ALL of the education for students with disabilities. How about the ridiculous number of open special education teacher and assistant positions becoming filled by no a single.
A teacher at yet another school who advised the parent against placement of this youngster in her classroom was disciplined and harrassed by the director and nearly lost her job. From what i have noticed at my inclusion college is employees carrying out their best to balnce the demands of sped and non sped kids. We all want all youngsters to feel accepted and get the best education achievable, ELL, gifted, 2e, sped, LGBT. We need to convince the public, wj=ho by the way pays for schools, of the value of efficient inclusion. Seattle Public Schools needs to adjust its attitudes, priorities and funding of indifference to special education.