Ramona Hattendorf, who has done a wide expanse of public education advocacy, writes a great op-ed at the Times on Special Education. She is very specific in what is needed. It's a piece that needs wide reach so I hope you send it along.
I think the topic on Special Education is finally rising to the top of the district's radar (and it needs to stay there).
I am sorry to see Sped parents knocking heads - it plays into the hands of those who don't want to fully serve these students. I believe this issue needs parents to continue to stand up to a district that is seemingly confused about its role and responsibility in this area.