Thursday, May 13, 2010

De Ja Vu All Over Again: Special Ed Law 101 Revisited

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One of the questions I get a lot is how can I learn the basics of special ed law? Well it isn't easy. This is a complex body of law. And it keeps changing.

A couple of years back, we ran a five part series on the nuts and bolts of special education law. Really covering just the basics. That was a long time ago, and we have made a lot of new friends since then. So we will be repeating the series beginning next week. We may make a few updates, but the series will be essentially the same. It should provide a good grounding in this fascinating area of law.

These articles will be too rudimentary for some of you, but it doesn't hurt to review. These basic building blocks help to understand a lot of what we discuss here.

I'll be interested in your reactions to the series. I hope that it will be helpful to many of you. As always, we appreciate your feedback.


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  2. I have taught students with special needs, at every grade level, for almost 10 years. I am asked to "break the law" on a daily and weekly basis by my employer. I have paid the price often for refusing, but many of the students pay a higher price. I completly agree with the actor who said that we will end up with BIGGER problems in the near future for the cuts to special education in Southern CA school districts.

  3. Anon,

    I hate these kinds of comments. But I'm glad that where the law is being violated, there are those who speak out.


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