Friday, October 24, 2008

DCPS SpEd says "we suck"

Well, not exactly. But acting deputy chancellor for special education Richard Nyankori had some frank admissions for the Federal Judge overseeing the District's public special education program.
Nyankori ... said the backlog of D.C. children awaiting special education services is lengthy in part because school staff don't show up for meetings, leaving cases unresolved and parents in the lurch.

"Sometimes it is willful on the part of some staff not to make it to meetings," Nyankori said under questioning from U.S. District Judge Paul L. Friedman.

2 comments:

Gen X Teacher said...

Definitely a disappointing statement coming from a leader who's suppose to lead the "reform" in special education.

genxteacher.

BCC said...

"willful on the part of some staff not to make it to meetings," Nyankori said

willful?!


Why oh WHY do these staff still have jobs?