Tuesday, October 10, 2006

MCPS 'has one of worst records in state' for disabled kids

"The Montgomery school system has one of the worst records in the state on placing special education students in the least restrictive environment, and Mr. Weast's own numbers show that fewer of those students are 'college capable' than when he got here," Lyda Astrove continues in her Washington Post letter.

"Given that passing scores on the HSAs will soon be required for a high school diploma, somebody needs to do some "intrusive meddling" to ensure that students with disabilities receive the services they need to prepare them to pass those tests."