Friday, December 4, 2009

Big Interview Next Week: I'm Really Excited

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OK, I'm officially excited. I get to interview Dr. Alexa Posny, the Assistant Secretary of Education for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, for this blog next week. This is a big deal! And you made it possible by reading and subscribing to the special education law blog. Thanks guys.

Although I probably have more questions than I can use in the allotted time, I still welcome your ideas and thoughts about the interview. One cannot be too prepared can one? Please keep sending me your input and suggestions.

For some more background on the new Assistant Secretary who was formerly the Kansas Education Commissioner, I have included a couple new links. Here is the official biography of Alexa Posny. Here is a newspaper piece on the new Secretary by the Topeka Capital Journal.

My plan is to run the interview over a number of posts in the blog. It may take a while to get the posts together and published, but they will be here. So stay tuned for more.

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  1. Hi Jim: I live in the Boston area and have an 18-year old daughter with dyslexia. In a nutshell, half-way through her junior year in high school, we unilaterally placed her in a private school for LD. They worked with her daily to get her up to speed to be able to go to college and succeeded. Yet, we had to battle with the schools and ended up caving in because of the attorney fees and emotional stress. We had evidence, a family history of dyslexia, yet they persisted in fighting us using our tax dollars. My question is this: why can't our public schools mimic what these private schools do for children with dyslexia?

  2. Thanks Anon,

    I appreciate your comment.

    Good luck,


  3. Hello Mr. Anonymous,
    Here is my two cents on the question you asked. A public school can be greater or equal to any private or charter school in America.

    The only difference is your knowledge of the education code. If you knew your rights, you could get your child an excellent education.

    Or you could of hired an advocate for a fraction of your attorney fees. Well, I hope success to your child. HAPPY HOLIDAYS!


  4. Lisa,

    Thanks for your comment.


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