By Irma Cruz* We live in a world where long-term consequences are ignored because they lack “immediate attention.” Millennials are known for their need of instant gratification, an attribute that is consistent with a short-term outlook. We tend to focus on occurrences that impact us here and now, that impact us personally, and that impact […]Read More
Cap or Indicator? Is the Texas Education Agency Helping or Hurting our Special Education Population?
By Irma Cruz* The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), originally called the Education for All Handicapped Children Act of 1975, is the federal law governing special education. Congress enacted IDEA because millions of students with disabilities were being denied proper educational services.[i] IDEA’s mission is to provide all students who have disabilities with an “appropriate […]Read More