Thursday, April 28, 2005

Fox News on NCLB and Kids with Disabilities

See this report, which begins:

Advocates say they are worried that changes to the No Child Left Behind (search) law that will relax standards for children with disabilities will wind up dooming those children to "low expectations."

The changes, announced earlier this month, were hailed by state and federal school officials, who said they will give school systems the flexibility they need to meet the strict testing standards of the federal law.

Educators insist that they will be on guard against the possibility that the new rules isolate special-needs students, but parents and advocates have their doubts.


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