In our last post, we began a discussion about the recommendations which were recently released by a special California state task force focused on reforming special education. We noted that the task force’s recommendations report urges reform that would affect virtually every aspect of special education in California. From teacher training to increased integration into mainstream classrooms, the task force’s recommendations are comprehensive.
Recently, the California Statewide Task Force on Special Education released a report entitled “One System: Reforming Education to Serve all Students.” This report insists that numerous significant reforms should be embraced with regards to special education programs in the Golden State. Among these reforms are more substantial efforts aimed at integrating special education students into general education classrooms and an overhaul of teacher training processes.