Meanwhile, Chicago Public Schools is cutting vast sums of money from special ed in an unprecedented way (after the school year has already started).
Mark Brown, at Chicago Sun-Times, went to CPS' press conference and wrote that this is a calculated move to push kids out of special ed. Special ed is expensive.
In a Facebook post, quoted with permission, activist and former mayoral candidate Jesus Chuy Campuzano agreed. He posted this picture of a slide which demonstrates how CPS is planning to tear apart their special ed program.
Image Description: Who are our Diverse Learners in CPS?
The majority of students with disabilities in CPS qualify for services
because of a specific learning disability (50.4%). For the most part, these students have
average or above average intellectual ability (IQ) and should
be learning with their peers.
I also have a number of other stories from parents I hope to be sharing in a forthcoming piece. It's not good.