New Mission

New Mission

My idea is to explore how other countries around the world are dealing with education and special education issues. I’d like to see different successful schools, wherever they may be, up close. I’d like to sit down with directors and administrators. I’d like to speak with government officials who keep a pulse on the education affairs of their communities. I want to learn more about education around the globe through speaking with locals, seeing the schools, and shaking hands with the people responsible for implementing the systems. If you know of any outstanding (public or private) special needs schools in other parts of the world, I’d love to hear about them. If you know any education experts from around the world, I’d love to be introduced to them. Please do not hesitate to share your thoughts or ideas. Read more about my mission.

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Monday, November 8, 2010

Parentally Placed Continued

School districts continue to push "parentally placed" on parents.  One CSE told a parent that the only way she could get tutoring (SETSS) for her child is if she admits that her child is parentally placed at his current school, meaning that she is paying his tuition, does not need the committee to recommend a program, and will not be filing a claim against the city.  The parent insisted and insisted that she wanted a full IEP with a formal program recommendation to help her determine what might be appropriate for her son, but the committee said they have to make sure she is not going to come back and sue them and said it is simply not possible unless she goes along with "parentally placed."  The parent refused to give in and left the meeting somewhat confused.  A few days later she received a copy of her son's IEP with a formal program recommendation including the tutoring services she was looking for.  Those things they told her at that meeting were just a scare tactic.