TODAY was a pretty good Monday for anyone who cares about our children with special needs and their parents. I received a written response from the United States Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs and Rehabilitation Services (OSERS). This written response was to notify me that in fact OSERS has found the […]
Oakland Community College in Violation of Section 504 & Title II of the ADA!
As the parent of a son with special needs and advocate to thousands of students with special needs, I fight unapologetically hard for their civil rights and right to a free and appropriate public education. I don’t remember a time when I wasn’t an advocate for children. I believe in children, ALL children. I believe […]
Senators Alexander and Murray Get it Wrong for America’s School-Age Children
Today, Senator Lamar Alexander, Chair of the Senate HELP Committee and Senator Patty Murray, ranking Democrat, reached agreement on a reauthorization of the Elementary Secondary Education Act. They have titled their legislation, the “Every Child Achieves Act of 2015,”….I am gagging already. They think this is an improvement over the last reauthorization known as […]
To the MI State Board of Ed & Gov Snyder-Grow UP!
So today our Michigan State Board of Ed released a ridiculously meaningless. statement in opposition to Governor Rick Snyder’s Executive Order, 2015-9. An EO that has shifted authority over the failed Reform Redesign District away from our dysfunctional MDE, to under his Yertle the Turtle control. Well, Rick Snyder’s dictatorial and misguided Executive Order is […]
Only 17.8-% of MI students deemed “college ready;” Mediocre or Failing?
News Flash! Only 17.8-% of MI students deemed college ready. Some are cailing this “mediocre.” I call it “failing.” The MDE finally released the embargoed MME-ACT scores for the 2013-14 juniors. And with the scores released it is no wonder the MDE wanted to hide the data as long as possible. When only 60% of […]