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can someone write a short blog as to what this is and how it pertains to my daughter who has an iep???i wrote this in another site but got no answers i knew you guys would answer...

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Asked by Anonymous at 8:29 AM on Sep. 30, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • What is an iep?
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:54 AM on Sep. 30, 2009

  • An IEP is an Individual Education Plan and is established for students who have demonstrated consistent difficulty with grade level material. Most IEP's are tied to a specific learning disability, but this is not always the case.

    NCLB on the other hand is a federally unfunded mandate requiring states to raise student test scores by specific percentages every year until 100% of students are reading and performing mate at or above grade level. This is not a well researched approach as it ignores all educational theroy and research that demonstrates the express individuality of children in learning and processing styles. NCLB is data driven, not student and then forces teachers to teach to tests and treat all students as if they are cookie cut-outs (this is not true--each child is unique and needs to have individuality fostered for better ed growth). Please PM me if you would like more info. I need to get to school. :)
    PsWifey

    Answer by PsWifey at 9:40 AM on Sep. 30, 2009

  • math==not mate!
    PsWifey

    Answer by PsWifey at 9:40 AM on Sep. 30, 2009

  • NCLB made sure that children with special needs were not taken out of the normal population and placed in a dark dusty room in an isolated corner of the school. It is called inclusive classrooms and it is the only good thing to come out of NCLB.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:41 AM on Sep. 30, 2009

  • It is called inclusive classrooms and it is the only good thing to come out of NCLB.

    Inclusion was well in effect long before NCLB.
    PsWifey

    Answer by PsWifey at 9:42 AM on Sep. 30, 2009

  • NCLB makes a strong case for homeschooling.
    Yoshi_Yoshi

    Answer by Yoshi_Yoshi at 9:59 AM on Sep. 30, 2009

  • Yoshi--this is a good point and teachers don't like it either.
    PsWifey

    Answer by PsWifey at 10:50 AM on Sep. 30, 2009

  • Inclusion was well in effect long before NCLB. No it wasn't. It might have been where you live, but it wasn't in many parts of the country.


    OP, there is a lot of good information about NCLB and IDEA at http://www.wrightslaw.com/


    Pete Wright, on of the firms co-founders is probably the best special education attorney in the country.  If you ever have an opportunity to attend one of his seminars please do.


    NCLB does have problems.  But, it also has some very positive things, especially those involving special needs children.  You never hear about the good things though.  The whole thing doesn't need to be tossed though, just the parts of it that don't work.  Things like testing.  It is sort of crazy to have a law that is so supportive of special needs turn around and use those very kids to skew the test results. 

    yourspecialkid

    Answer by yourspecialkid at 11:27 AM on Sep. 30, 2009

  • oops, should have been ONE not ON.
    yourspecialkid

    Answer by yourspecialkid at 11:28 AM on Sep. 30, 2009

  • yourspecialkid--it was around befor NCLB. It was amended in 2004 and added as part of that reform process.
    The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (1990, 1997) and The Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (2004) were enacted to ensure accessibility to education and educational growth for all children with disabilities. Specifically. the purpose of IDEA is: “to ensure that all children with disabilities have available to them a free appropriate public education that emphasizes special education and related services designed to meet their unique needs and prepare them for further education, employment, and independent living” (IDEA, 1990).
    NCLB was signed into law 12 years after IDEA was instituted and expanded.
    PsWifey

    Answer by PsWifey at 3:10 PM on Sep. 30, 2009

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