* MY ISSUE TODAY IS ABOUT THE SPECIAL ED PROGRAM WE HAVE IN HAMILTON HS. I AM AGAINST THE WAY THE PROGRAM IS BEING MANAGED. I BELIEVE THAT THE STUDENTS IN OUR SPECIALED PROGRAM DON’T RECEIVE THE RIGHT AMOUNT OF ATTENTION AND EDUCATION THEY NEED AND THE WAY THEY ARE TREATED BY THERE AIDS. THEREFORE I AM HERE TODAY LET YOU KNOW MY REASONS WHY I BELIEVE THAT WE NEED TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT THIS PROGRAM Theres a group in congress that protects the rights of special needs children…..there called the * Council for Exceptional Children which is an international community of educators who are the voice and vision of special and gifted education. Their mission is to improve the quality of life for individuals with exceptionalities and their families through professional excellence and advocacy. CEC represents over 35,000 professionals who work on behalf of children with exceptionalities. * CEC’s main mission is that : every child deserves access to a challenging, motivating, and rigorous education. A high quality education requires superior leadership, full financial support, effective instruction, skilled staff, appropriate programs, suitable facilities, and family and community involvement. This group became more important when the IDEA ACT WAS FORMED.
* What is the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act? The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) is a United States federal law that governs how states and public agencies provide early intervention, special education, and related services to children with disabilities. It addresses the educational needs of children with disabilities from birth to age 18 or 21 in cases that involve 14 specified categories of disability. * The IDEA is "spending clause" legislation, meaning that it only applies to those States and their local educational agencies that accept federal funding under the IDEA. Hamilton has title 19 and other federal funding they receive therefore this school is bound to the...
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