Tuesday, January 14, 2014

PSAT for 1-14-14: Say no to special education class size increases Parents United for Responsible Education

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PSAT for 1-14-14: Say no to special education class size increases

psat_logoAt their January 22-23 meeting in Springfield, the Illinois State Board of Education will vote on a proposal to lift class size caps on special education classes and on the percentage of special education students that can be served in regular education classrooms.
ISBE claims that removing this critical protection for special needs students is necessary to help districts balance their budgets and to make local determinations about the best way to serve the children.
Here’s what I sent to ISBE last April:
Parents United for Responsible Education opposes the proposed rules changes to eliminate class size caps for special education programs and the percentages of special education students allowed in a regular classroom.
The fact that districts like Chicago have consistently failed to meet these standards and are now crying poor is no excuse for the state board of education to promote a
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