Special Education Let us not turn back the clock.
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These new attitudes, however, are shaping similar efforts to cut services throughout the country. Let us look at the facts:
* In Massachusetts, students with disabilities are succeeding at a higher rate than other states--they have higher graduation rates, lower dropout (1) On magnetic media, a bit that has lost its strength due to a surface defect or recording malfunction. If the bit is in an audio or video file, it might be detected by the error correction circuitry and either corrected or not, but if not, it is often not noticed by the human rates, and higher rates of eventual inclusion in regular education. We should be concerned that special education statistics are not reflecting the true number of students with special needs in our state. We should wonder how many children are being penalized pe·nal·ize
tr.v. pe·nal·ized, pe·nal·iz·ing, pe·nal·iz·es
1. To subject to a penalty, especially for infringement of a law or official regulation. See Synonyms at punish.
2. as a result of not being identified.
* By comparing the number of children with special needs to the money spent on them, they are implying that the costs of educating youngsters with special problems should not cost any more than regular education. This fosters comments by parents and teachers that children with special needs are getting an unfair share of the education budget.
There is a simple remedy. There is more tax money available at national and local levels than ever before. We should be providing all parents with the "maximum possible benefit" for all children instead of denying it to the most vulnerable group. We can afford to increase the overall budget rather than cutting a specific area There is a sentiment not to add money without having accountability. This a reasonable request, and we should increase the budget for monitoring all programs and restore the serious budget cuts that have made evaluation so difficult.
Following is a statement issued by the Catholic Bishops of Massachusetts: Cardinal Bernard Law, archbishop of Boston; the Most Reverend Most Reverend
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Order of Friars Minor Cap, bishop of Fall River; the Most Reverend Thomas Dupre Bishop Thomas L. Dupre is a former Catholic bishop of the Springfield, Massachusetts diocese.
He resigned in February 2004 and fled, hours before the Republican newspaper of Springfield publicized an accusation that he had molested two teenage boys. , bishop of Springfield; and the Most Reverend Daniel Reilly, bishop of Worcester The Bishop of Worcester is the ordinary in the see of Worcester and has his seat in Worcester Cathedral. The diocese covers the county of Worcestershire, the Metropolitan Borough of Dudley, and parts of the City of Wolverhampton. . The Bishops are the only group who have spoken in this debate about the importance of the dignity of each child and have best expressed a logical argument.