Friday, January 20, 2017

Destroying Special Ed. For Free Market Reform? Question About Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District

Destroying Special Ed. For Free Market Reform? Question About Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District:

Destroying Special Ed. For Free Market Reform? Question About Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District

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Was the defunding of special education used to pave the way for school reforms that would eventually take place in the Douglas County, Colorado school district? Was special education sacrificed to make 21st Century Schools?
There’s lots to talk about with this case, but I want to discuss the school district and what was happening there when Drew’s parents filed their case.
If you have already read the specifics surrounding the case, feel free to skip down to Free Market Run Amuck in Douglas County, CO.
I have been wondering about this while reading about the most significant special education case in decades, Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District. It is being considered by the Supreme Court, and it raises interesting, but complicated, questions.
Parents in this case claim they should be compensated $70,000 for the yearly private school tuition. They believe the public school failed their child. The child called Drew who has autism and ADHD attended public school in Douglas County starting in preschool.
In 4th grade Drew’s behavior worsened. According to the Washington Post:
He was yelling, crying and dropping to the floor. By fourth grade, the problems had Destroying Special Ed. For Free Market Reform? Question About Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District:

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