From The Answer Sheet.I don’t think we’ve actually met yet; we’re America’s public faculty academics. The Supreme Courtroom said at the moment that the Rowley choice sheds light on what applicable progress will look like in many instances- where a toddler is totally built-in in regular education lessons, that is the IEP should be fairly calculated to make progress and to make passing marks and advance from grade to grade.
Imagine a Secretary of Education who tells the Congress and the President and infrastructure designers to get ready to construct, but not till she has consulted with teachers and parents about what they need their school buildings to be. Energetic learning centers, yes.
One of the best use that Bill Gates could make of the fortune he spends on education could be to create the type of colleges that he and other extraordinarily wealthy people ship their youngsters to: schools with small lessons (not essentially small faculties), a great ratio of adults — teachers and help staff — to students, intensive remediation for many who need it, and enrichment of all types, including the arts, sports, expertise, golf equipment and trips.
The president’s proposed funds takes billions of federal dollars away from even basic services to put into vouchers – voucher programs that states might have to go along with to get other federal dollars they desperately want in such areas as special education.
In the appointment of Betsy DeVos, a self-proclaimed opponent of public education, my cautions appear warranted as Ms. DeVos showed in her confirmation hearing little interest in and even less data about the duties of her office to support the nation’s schools.