Education

A bad IDEA

By Brian Freedman — October 12, 2007 1 min read

The parents of a “regular kid” with anger issues are trying to coax a Minn. school district to foot the bill for a $60,000 per year private education, wrote IB a Math Teacher, who works in the school, in his blog, Three Standard Deviations to the Left.

Under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), school districts must pay for special-needs children’s private education if they cannot provide appropriate education.

IB a Math Teacher, however, says the student has no learning disabilities and that he and other faculty are “certainly doing all [they] can for this kid by keeping a good eye on the IEP [Individualized Education Program].”

Referring to a recent Supreme Court ruling affirming that New York City schools has to pay for private education for a wealthy businessman’s son, he adds:

This is what the family has been waiting for. The good people of Minnesota will end up paying this family the $60,000 per year they want so that they can send their child who doesn't respect them far away from home for four years.

A version of this news article first appeared in the Blogboard blog.