Special education students in California have the right to receive educational services and resources when their school receives federal funding for such programs. Unfortunately, too many students do not receive what has been promised.
If you have a child who requires special education services, then you will likely be meeting with school teachers and administrators on a regular basis. These meetings ensure your child is receiving the support he or she needs and they keep everyone on the same page.
Special education teachers may be going onto the endangered list. Their numbers have declined more than 17 percent in the decade leading to 2016. Why? There are many factors, but all have aligned to limit a special education teacher’s time in the classroom -- the sole reason many got into teaching in the first place.