It is always disappointing to see test scores go down for any students. Budget cuts have devastated our students and schools. The cuts will continue to force public schools into having larger class sizes and over worked teachers. Then teachers are unable to meet every child's individual needs. It is even harder when there is a language barrier and parents cannot support their kids with their homework. I hope prop 30 passes
I am happy to hear that one person is receiving quality services in MPUSD. It is good to hear that with their 16.4 million dollars at least one parent is happy. I think the most important thing that needs to be recognized is that every child is different and each disability is different. Maybe you daughter is exceeding your expectations that you had set for her, and MPUSD has helped her overcome her challenges. But I think with the parents in the article that their certain child's needs are not being met by MPUSD. And they are just throwing them in the "System" and they will never be able to accomplish what they are able to accomplish. If there are other SPED parents that you know who are happy, I encourage you to have them comment as well. You are the 1st person I have heard who is happy. Good luck to you and your family, raising children with special needs is not easy but it is rewarding.
Parents and teachers are to afraid to fight from the recourse of them informing the community. We do not have a local special education attorney, the district roles the dice against the fact that the parent does not have the financial means to pay for the legal representation. At this time, they have won every time. It is cheaper for the district to pay for the requested services, but they choose to gamble against the helpless parent and pay their out-of-town attorneys. Take a look at their legal fees on the MPUSD website budget report. That is their playing card and they are covering their "costs" with the $14,000 that should be used for the students quality direct services. These kids then become the responsibility of Pacific grove and Carmel. But the parent pay the biggest price. Up-rooting their families and short-selling/foreclosing their homes.
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