Demoralized special-ed teachers

NPR covers the problems of the special ed classroom, where resources may be flowing but teacher morale is not:

“I don’t know how to describe it,” she says. “It’s just so much work.”

She’s not talking about teaching or lesson planning or even working with disruptive students. She really likes those parts of the job.

“It’s all the other compliance and laws and paperwork.”

The intensive legalities of individualized education plans and the rest of special education law are mostly the creation of federal statutes like IDEA, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. So it’s your ball, Congress.

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