Do Public School Students Need Special Ed. Anymore?


Do we need special education anymore? Some parents might say no—that a regular class with high expectations, possibly some support, is all that is necessary.

Arne Duncan has stated that students with disabilities should rise to the same level as other students. He has called for a “major shift” in how special education students are treated. What do you think that means? I think it means no more special ed.

…Shouldn’t there be a demand for more and better assistance to address young people with learning difficulties instead of pretending these difficulties and differences do not exist? Should we not have evolved to a better place in public schooling? I thought we were the country that embraced diversity. Read more>>