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No Child Left Behind: Except for the Disabled


Well, well, well. Looks like the Oregon schools are going to get one of their wishes. Why should we be held accountable for disabled kids?

"Schools around the country will not be identified by their states as 'needing improvement' if their students with the most significant disabilities are unable to take the same tests as their peers."

"The rule targets kids with the most severe learning problems who are required to take tests in their grades. It would affect only 1 percent of students at the state and school district levels. That's about 10 percent of all special education students.

States could appeal for a higher amount. Other children could take alternative tests, as they can now, but they would still be held to the same grade-level standards as other students."

Here's a way to fight:
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