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The Culture of Failure

Diane Ravitch in her book “Reign of Error” defines the source of educational woes to be from two simple sources: segregation and poverty. Simple sources, yes, but each with very complex remedies. 2,577 more words

Testing: The Intentional Humiliation of Public Education

Every year English and Math teachers have weeks of lesson planning, student preparation and education destroyed by the school, the district, the state and the national obsession with testing. 1,854 more words

May 2017 Legal Update

This latest monthly legal alert examines the immediate effects of the Supreme Court’s Endrew F. decision on current cases specific to the substantive appropriateness of IEPs. 57 more words

Monthly Legal Update

My testimony against SB 3: Why an educational savings account would be useless for my son

On March 21, 2017, I went to the Texas capitol to testify against SB 3, the newest salvo in the GOP’s school choice crusade. For those who have never testified at a state hearing and want to know what to expect, I will write elsewhere about the process and my experience. 780 more words

Supreme Court Renders Decision in Special Education Case

The current eight-member Supreme Court has handed down a unanimous decision in the case of Endrew F. v Douglas County (Colorado) School District.  The decision vacated the… 590 more words


March 2017 Legal Update #2: Special Issue for Endrew F.

This month has a special second alert for the Supreme Court’s March 22, 2017 decision in Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District RE-1, which  revisited and refined the Rowley (1982) interpretation of the substantive standard for IEPs.  38 more words

Monthly Legal Update