Are special ed subs being used to staff schools and get around IDEA rules that would otherwise apply to permanent hires?A usually reliable reader says that CPS "has a lot of non-certified subs in special education and
saves money by overloading class rooms and by not assigning aides to the
children who need them. Non-ceritified teachers cannot complain-they are just
let go or they leave CPS. CPS has not published any vacancy lists in special education for years. CPS
even published a handbook for special education subs. This is one of CPS' dirty
little secrets--non-qualified teachers in special education. They can not test
children, advocate for the children or even sign the most basic IEP. NCLB rules
do not pertain to non-qualified special education teachers-parents do not
receive any letters like the parents of general education children
Sounds like a complaint for the OIG, right?
Another one, I mean.
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