Diagnosis=accommodations… hmmm… Amen of the Day goes to…Ira Socol

image from dmote on flickr, inserted via scribefire The May 1st post on SpeEd Change begins in this way: Start here: If your school, university, business, government requires “proof of disability” – that is, diagnosis – before providing accommodations, it is discriminating, and it is not committed to social justice, not committed to equality of…

Amen of the day on this US Martin Luther King jr Day

Jonathan Becker boldly reflects on LeaderTalk: However, what troubles me more is the mounting evidence that even where we have managed to create diverse/integrated schools, there is extensive¬† within-school segregation by race. For example, students of colour are disproportionately: overrepresented in special education; underrepresented in gifted and talented programs; underrepresented in the highest level academic…