Cuts looming, educators fear toll on special education students | Education Votes

9 Dec

When Danny (not his real name) arrived in Christine Preston’s classroom, she was told that his previous school district had determined that the teenager would never learn to read, write or do even the simplest calculations.

“They basically wanted to send him home and let him collect a check,” said Preston, who teaches at East Stroudsburg High School in Pennsylvania. “We didn’t accept that. My aide and I worked as much as we could with this young man, and he was eventually accepted into a technical-vocational school and became a trained diesel mechanic.” More…

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