I will admit that I had no idea today is Michigan’s birthday. A state with 177 years of history. I will also be brutally honest and admit that I cannot wish Michigan a “Happy Birthday.” I see little to be “happy” about. The State that I was born in and have called home for 54… Continue Reading Happy 177th Birthday to Michigan? Not really and Not yet……
Archives for January 2014
Tonight I was driving to a Tim Horton’s following a meeting with a new parent. To digress, I like the herbal honey-lemon tea. While crossing Telegraph and Maple in Bloomfield Township, Michigan, I saw an elderly man cross the street and stand at the corner. He appeared to be waiting for the bus. I spent… Continue Reading An Elderly man, a street corner, and the freezing cold….
TGIF’s “Shame” on un-special, especially bad education is notice to both Michigan and New York. These States will not further erode special education for students with disabilities. New York will not get away with “out of level” testing and MI will not get away with giving school districts local control over special ed staffing (and… Continue Reading Shout out to IL State Board of Ed and a Shame on You to Michigan and New York!
The Michigan Department of Education is proposing the following revisions to the MI Administrative Rules for Special Education. The “rules” will be released any day for public comment. Get ready to battle for MI’s children with special needs. 1. New rule giving school districts full authority to determine special ed staffing annually. This will allow… Continue Reading Governor Rick Snyder’s plan to eliminate all state rules & killing special education….
The Chicago Sun Times’ reporting and exposure of the deplorable special education rule revisions proposed by IL State Superintendent Chris Koch; along with an outpouring of SIX THOUSAND public comments from concerned teacher unions, parents and stakeholders, upheld the educational rights of students with disabilities and special learning needs. I posted relentlessly on my Special… Continue Reading Illinois State Board of Education to Superintendent Chris Koch; “We will not take up special ed rule revisions….they are dead.”