Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Opinion: Common Core Leaving Special Education Students Behind

Post from The Wall Street Journal by Brian Zorn is a special-education teacher in the Mineola Union Free School District in Mineola, N.Y.
The mission of American education is “No Child Left Behind.” For me as a special-education teacher in New York state, that means making my students feel worthwhile and giving them the confidence they need to succeed—academically and socially. Yet New York’s statewide English language arts (ELA) and mathematics exams unduly humiliate children in special education and frustrate the teachers who want them to succeed.

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