CenterView: Special Education—Not So Special for Some
California’s growing population of special education students is held to the same high standards of achievement as their general education peers even though there is a significant shortage of credentialed special education teachers. The problem is particularly prevalent in schools serving high proportions of poor and minority students.
A few factors contribute to this quandary, including a teacher development system that fails to address special education, lack of funds for recruiting, and preparation and credentialing issues. Several steps the state could take to begin to address the problem are presented in this issue of CenterView, produced by the Center for the Future of Teaching and Learning at WestEd.
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