Children’s Law Center Executive Director Judith Sandalow writes in The Washington Post about the current state of special education in the District. Sandalow explains three bills recently introduced by Council Member David Catania, which Children’s Law Center helped write.
“The bills, developed with input from a large coalition of education experts and advocates, would help ensure that students with special needs receive timely evaluations. It would empower parents with better information about their child’s progress and give public and charter schools the flexibility and resources needed to provide quality, specialized instruction.
We hope that the council will quickly pass these common-sense solutions. The result of the current, broken system is that too many children are not learning to read, too many are dropping out of school and too many are not gaining the skills needed to work and live independently as adults.”