Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Special Ed. Irony: CT Gov. Malloy and Judge Thomas G. Moukawsher

Special Ed. Irony: CT Gov. Malloy and Judge Thomas G. Moukawsher:

Special Ed. Irony: CT Gov. Malloy and Judge Thomas G. Moukawsher

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In every state we see an erasing of services for students with disabilities. Consider howTexas managed to omit an appropriate education for students with special needs My guess is that in whatever state you live, special education is in trouble.
How many children will not get the schooling they need to realize their dreams? How many parents will not get the support required to assist their children the best way possible?
In Connecticut, Judge Thomas G. Moukawsher has ruled in a decades old school funding case, and while he recognized problems that exist when it comes to school funding and poverty, he slammed public schools badly. The expected changes to schooling and for teachers is worrisome.
But the Judge’s statement about instruction of the profoundly disabled was especially egregious. His statement calling the funding of special education “irrational,” should raise concerns for everyone.
In discussing Connecticut, not long after I started tweeting (Twitter is still a bit of a Special Ed. Irony: CT Gov. Malloy and Judge Thomas G. Moukawsher:

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