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Old 03-19-2017, 07:10 PM
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Default Donald Trump's Proposed Educational System

Donald Trump's Proposed Educational System

Posted on Indranee C.'s Facebook Page, March 18, 2017
To those of you not in the education field, you may not understand a lot of the educational jargon and the foundation of the American education system. Having a school voucher system (proposed by Trump's Education Secretary, Betsy DeVos) doesn't just mean you can choose any school you want your child to attend. It also means the public education system will be dismantled. Let me explain...

If your child has an IEP, frame it. Then kiss it good-bye.
[Reviewer's Note: An Individualized Education Program, is a written document that's developed for each public school child who is eligible for special education. The IEP is created through a team effort and reviewed at least once a year. Before an IEP can be written, your child must be eligible for special education.]
If you have a job in special-education, meaning you're a: special education teacher, physical therapist, occupational therapist, speech pathologist, a para, or a teacher's aid, you're in the same boat.

If you are an ESL teacher, you'll go first.
House Bill 610 proposes many drastic changes.

This bill will effectively start the school voucher system to be used by children ages 5-17, and starts the defunding process of public schools.

Inform yourselves.

The bill will eliminate the Elementary and Education Act of 1965, which is the nation's educational law that provides equal opportunity in education.

ESSA is a big comprehensive program that covers:
- Programs for struggling learners

- Honors /Advanced Placement classes (AP)

- G.A.T.E. (gifted kids) supplemental classes

- ESL (English as a Second Language) classes and interventions for English Learners

- Programs, classes, and interventions for minorities and socio-economically disadvantaged students, such as Title I Funding, and categorical funding for Native Americans, minority and second language students, Rural Education, Education for the Homeless, School Safety (Gun-Free schools), Monitoring and Compliance, and Federal Accountability Programs.
The Bill also abolishes the Nutritional Act of 2012 (No Hungry Kids Act) which provides nutritional standards in school breakfast and lunch. In addition, funding will no longer be provided to continue the free and reduced price breakfast and lunch program. In districts where poverty is rampant, school is the only place students can receive an adequate supply of food and nutrition.

The bill has no wording whatsoever protecting Special Needs kids, no mention of IDEA, and FAPE.

Some things ESSA currently provides for Children with Disabilities:
-Ensures access to the general education curriculum.

-Ensures access to accommodations on assessments.

-Ensures concepts of Universal Design for Learning.

-Includes provisions that require local education agencies to provide evidence-based interventions in schools with consistently under performing subgroups.

-Requires states in Title I plans to address how they will improve conditions for learning including reducing incidents of bullying and harassment in schools, overuse of discipline practices and reduce the use of adversive behavioral interventions (such as restraints and seclusion).
Additional services currently provided in the public school system will be cut, such as:
- dental, vision, and scoliosis screenings

- counseling and speech therapy services

- referrals to county services

- special ed accommodations and services
Please call your representative and ask him/her to vote NO on House Bill 610 (HR 610) introduced by three Republican representatives.
PLEASE!!! Copy and paste. Don't just share, which limits it to friends we have in common. Thank you! Call your representatives today . . .

•Lori H. "His making America great again propaganda is really going backwards. He is dismantling the few things about this country that were good."

•Lori H. "Basically f@#k poor people, teachers, old people, animals, veterans ...but by all means take care of cops and big corporations."

•Achmed V. "Indeed, in concert with the abolishing of the NEH and NEA."

•Achmed V. And btw, kleptocracy has nothing to do with blue/red party politics. That controlled opposition feature is just to keep us busy passionately blaming the other..."
•Indranee C. "In my opinion, at the moment one party does seem to be favoring kleptocracy."

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