Sequestration and a host of other issues with the federal budget have dramatically affected public education spending over the last few years. In many school districts, special education programs, the arts, sports and other opportunities have been cut in significant ways. Thankfully, the new federal spending bill will help to restore some of the funding that has been lost over the past few chaotic spending cycles.
A high-profile incident has many California parents concerned for their special needs children. A California teacher was removed from her classroom last month after posting insulting words about an autistic student and the child’s parents. Specifically, the post labeled the child as a “hot mess” and the child’s parents as “crazy.” The teacher was removed from her classroom on the morning after the post went live on social media.