What’s Next for Special Education?

Disability Scoop’s (www.disabilityscoop.com) Michelle Diament held an in-depth interview with Alexa Posny, the assistant secretary for special education and rehabilitative services with the Department of Education. Posny was asked what the near future holds for students with disabilities in regards to academic standards, restraint and seclusion, teacher training and inclusion.

On restraint and seclusion:

[Posny] “The bottom line is that there should be no harm that is ever brought to any child. I wish we could count on people to do the right thing, but if that’s not occurring then we may need to legislate.”

On charter schools exclusively for students with disabilities:

[Posny] “I would like to have a national dialogue about this. I’ll be honest, when I began to hear about the charter schools that are strictly for students with disabilities, that is not where I was headed at all, so it’s interesting.”

Read more from this interview at Disability Scoop.