Rahm Slashes the Budget for Special Education in Chicago Public Schools

I agree that teachers are what’s needed to teach Special Education students but the people must realize that cooperation is what’s needed with the Federal Government because they are the wealthiest 1% and the best way to cooperate is to negotiate respectfully from a legal standpoint because knowledge is power and it’s because of this fact the wealthiest will do whatever it takes to stay that way.

Diane Ravitch's blog

This is incomprehensible. Mike Klonsky reports that Mayor Rahm Emanuel is cutting the budget for special education.

The city and the public schools are in a deep hole, financially.

But the budget can’t be balanced by firing teachers and aides for children with special needs, for two reasons. First, because it is morally wrong to make savings by taking away teachers from the neediest children. Second, because children with disabilities are protected by federal law. As Klonsky says, parents will file lawsuits, and the law is on their side.

Why not raise taxes on the 1%?

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