Education in America: Arne Duncan Responds to Special Education Professionals

Mona talked about some of Secretary of Education Arne Duncan’s statements about students who receive special education services a few weeks ago.  Recently, he worked with the Council for Exceptional Children to try to provide answers to special education professionals. Read More Education in America: Arne Duncan Responds to Special Education Professionals

Education in America: The Biggest Challenges in Special Education

Today instead of tackling a myth, we’re going to dig into special education, and maybe shed a little light on an often misunderstand branch of public (and to a lesser extent, private and charter school) education.   Before we get into the challenges, let’s all get a working definition of what special education means. Read More Education in America: The Biggest Challenges in Special Education

Education in America: Response to What?

In response to my defenses of teachers and the American public education system, people often ask me, “Mona, so what are we doing to support these struggling students that we hear so much about?”

To this I answer, “RtI!”
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I Don’t Like You, Arne Duncan

I am finding it very difficult to like Secretary of Education Arne Duncan these days. Recently he made some very discouraging comments regarding special education and essentially said that some states were giving their students with disabilities “a free ride.” Read More I Don’t Like You, Arne Duncan