PART 1 OF A SERIES
FOR SPECIAL EDUCATION ADVOCATES AND PARENTS
PARENTS NEED SPECIAL EDUCATION ADVOCATES NOW
MJ Gore, Roy Lewis, Marie Lewis
Some people say the special education system is broken. It may not be broken as much as dysfunctional, ignored and not complied with. 14% of all children are in special education and 90% of them do NOT have severe disabilities.
- “A significant lack of school accountability, poor enforcement of existing federal laws, and systemic barriers have denied students their educational rights and opportunities” Achieving Independence: The Challenge for the 21st Century, NCD
- “In the past 25 years, States have not met their general supervisory obligations to ensure compliance with the civil rights requirements of IDEA at the local level… The Federal Government has frequently failed to take effective action to enforce the civil rights protections of IDEA when federal officials determine that states have failed...