Destroying public education

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End of public schools and school breakfast and lunch.
The school voucher system proposed by Education secretary Betsy DeVos does not mean you can choose any school you want your kid to go to. It means the public education program will be dismantled.

If your child has an IEP (individual education plan for students with special needs), kiss it goodbye.

If you have a job in special-education, if you’re a special education teacher, physical therapist, occupational therapist, speech pathologist, a para, a teacher’s aid, or an ESL (English as a second language) teacher, you’ll go first.

House Bill 610 makes some large changes. Inform yourselves. This bill will effectively start the school voucher system to be used by children ages 5-17 and starts the defunding process of public schools. The bill will eliminate the Elementary and Education Act of 1965, which is the nation’s educational law that provides equal opportunity in education. ESSA is a big comprehensive program that covers programs for struggling learners, advanced and gifted kids in AP classes, ESL classes, classes for minorities such as Native Americans, Rural Education, Education for the Homeless, School Safety (Gun-Free schools), Monitoring and Compliance, and Federal Accountability Programs.

The Bill also abolishes the Nutritional Act of 2012 (No Hungry Kids Act) which provides nutritional standards in school breakfast and lunch.

The bill has no wording whatsoever protecting Special Needs kids, no mention of IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act), and FAPE (Free Appropriate Public Education). Some things ESSA does for Children with Disabilities:

-Ensures access to the general education curriculum.

-Ensures access to accommodations on assessments.

-Ensures concepts of Universal Design for Learning.

-Includes provisions that require local education agencies to provide evidence-based interventions in schools with consistently underperforming subgroups.

-Requires states in Title I plans to address how they will improve conditions for learning including reducing incidents of bullying and harassment in schools, overuse of discipline practices and reduce the use of aversive behavioral interventions (such as restraints and seclusion).

Please call your representative and ask him/her to vote NO on House Bill 610 (HR 610) introduced by three Republican reps.
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  1. Reblogged this on Crazy Normal – the Classroom Exposé.

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  4. I posted this at OpED News. with this comment which has embedded links at the address
    See my serieshereon the the legislative takeover of our public schools, which this bill aids.

    And if you want an authentic look at the charlatan Betsy Devisehere is the link to the ALL the posts by Diane

    Ravitch on her.

    AND REMEMBER DEMOCRACY depends on shared knowledge. The institution of public schools that DeVos is busy dismantling is the only road to INCOME EQUALITY for ALL our citizens.
    http://www.aft.org/sites/default/files/periodicals/hirsch.pdf

    THIS IS WAR on our children, who are not children for long. They are the future citizens of our middle class./

    In case you have not seen this astonishing (short) video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QPKKQnijnsM which shows what Americans THINK is the middle class share of our GNP, and what it really is, do watch.

    If you think our middle class has been pushed over the poverty line already, then think what will happens if only those who can afford a good education… the scions of the wealthy — get to go to schools that teach the skills needed to do work in this century!

    Submitted on Friday, Mar 31, 2017 at 4:08:55 PM

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