Tuesday, April 22, 2003

Why the new IDEA's a bad idea

If you've been wondering what you should be doing about the reauthorization of IDEA, Wrightslaw has your marching orders. The special-ed advocacy site details plans for deluging our legislators with complaints over the proposed changes -- including optional 3-year IEPs and elimination of short-term objectives and discipline protections -- on April 29, and tells you just how to call or write for maximum effectiveness. There's also an in-depth analysis of the proposed changes to get you sufficiently hot and bothered. Personally, considering what a dither I get into over IEP meetings, going a few years between doesn't sound like such a bad idea; but some of the other changes do sound pretty scary. If you've been putting off panicking about the reauthorization, now's probably the time to start.

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