Friday, November 17, 2006

When it comes to disabled kids, 'litigate, don't educate'

When it comes to handicapped kids, Superintendent Weast's policy is "litigate, don't educate."

That's what Jeneva Stone, a Bethesda mother of a handicapped boy, says in a letter published in today's Washington Post. reported last year that the superintendent had put aside $1 million for litigation against parents of handicapped public school children.

Mrs. Stone writes today, "the money it [MCPS] spends on outside counsel to litigate against the disabled would fund 30 special education teachers."