“We’re doing everything they ask of us and we still don’t get answers; we still don’t get the support.”
The nonprofit journalism website EdSource describes in a recent in-depth article a fundamental and persistent – and, candidly, unsurprising – problem that persists in California’s vast K-12 educational system.
Ideally, it shouldn’t be hard.
It’s payback, long overdue.
We know that many readers of our California special education legal blog remember well a horrific incident that occurred at a middle school in the state late last year.
First of all, this bit of clarification is required and immediately noted here: It’s a right, not a privilege.
It goes without saying that parents of children with special needs must be intimately involved – indeed, the central participants – in all discussions relevant to their loved ones’ educational programs and opportunities. It would be nonsensical if they weren’t.
One relevant voice terms it “an important milestone.”
A mentor in a new California special education program says that working closely with special education students is “an honor and a privilege like no other.”
Federal law mandates a commission of relevant school resources applicable to the needs of students with special education requirements.