How Jefferson’s ideal of personal learning was sacrificed to political interest groups

How Jefferson’s ideal of personal learning was sacrificed to political interest groups

Actual learning has always been the Achilles heel of U.S. public education — no matter how many youths get processed through the factory-style education system. Read More

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‘Atrápame si Puedes’, Parte 5

Dos días después de que la asistente de educación especial Carolina Gallardo notificara a Shawn Paquette, director de la escuela primaria Forbuss, sobre el maltrato físico de los niños autistas…

“Atrápame Si Puedes” Parte 4

La última gran demanda contra el sistema de escuelas públicas del sur de Nevada respecto al tratamiento a los estudiantes autistas no verbales parece estar llegando a un punto crítico.…

Atrápame Si Puedes, Parte 8

Detrás de las dificultades de educación especial de Nevada, así como de todos los estados de la unión, existe un problema real y más amplio. Desafortunadamente es una dificultad con…

“Atrápame si puedes” Parte 3

El Nevada Journal habló recientemente con la madre del niño a quien se llamó el "Preescolar" en la muy reveladora demanda de 2004-2008. En el siguiente informe, lo llamaremos Bobby.…

“Atrápame Si Puedes” Parte 2

¿La indiferencia deliberada al abuso físico de sus estudiantes autistas es parte del modo de operar del Distrito Escolar del Condado de Clark? Usted bien puede pensar que es una…

‘Catch Me If You Can,’ Part 8

Behind Nevada’s special-ed difficulties, as well as those of every state in the union, is a real, broader problem It’s a difficulty, unfortunately, with the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education…

‘Catch Me If You Can,’ Part 7

Over a decade ago, attorneys representing the small boy abused in the Preschooler II case suggested to the Clark County School District a way it could prevent similar problems in…

‘Catch Me if You Can,’ Part 5

Two days after special-ed aide Carolina Gallardo reported James Doran’s physical manhandling of autistic children in his Forbuss Elementary classroom to Principal Shawn Forbuss, Doran — unfazed — was still…

‘Catch me if you can,’ Part 3

Nevada Journal recently spoke with the mother of the boy who had been called “Preschooler” in the highly revealing 2004-2008 lawsuit. In the following report, we’ll call him Bobby —…

‘Catch Me If You Can,’ Part 4

The latest big lawsuit against Southern Nevada’s public-school system over its treatment of nonverbal autistic students appears to be coming to a head. Hurd et al v. Clark County School…

‘Catch Me If You Can,’ Part 2

Is deliberate indifference to the physical abuse of its autistic students part of Clark County School District’s business plan? An entirely outrageous allegation, you may well think. Surely, no organization…

‘Catch Me if You Can,’ Part 6

In 2003, when the precedent-setting Preschooler II lawsuit was first filed against the Clark County School District, a striking section of the complaint asserted that CCSD had, in defiance of…