Wright is Guest on NPR Show, Justice Talking
Wright was a guest on NPR's Justice
Talking, the weekly public radio program on legal issues and public
policy. The topic was A
Special Look at Special Education.
Moderator Margo Adler asked: "Whose job is it to educate students
with special needs? What is the reality of special education?"
Pete said, "In large part of the country, school districts say
to parents, 'This is all we have to offer for your child, take it
or leave it' and a line is drawn in the sand."
Alicia Broderick, assistant
professor of Education in the Department of Curriculum and Teaching
at Teachers College at Columbia University
Patti Ralabate, senior professional
associate for Special Needs with the National
Education Association. She authored Meeting
the Challenge: Special Education Tools that Work for All Kids
and co-authored The New IDEA Survival Guide.
Sarah Mead is a fellow with the
Progressive Policy Institute's 21st Century Schools Project and a
senior policy analyst with Education
Sector, an independent Washington, DC-based think tank focused
on Education Policy.
Description: A Special Look at Special Education
fall the U. S. Supreme Court will examine the Individuals with Disabilities
Education Act, the law that requires school systems to develop individualized
education programs for children with mental and physical disabilities."
"As the Court looks at how to resolve disputes between parents
and schools, Justice Talking
will take a special look at special education: Is the special ed system
working for students? For schools? For families? For taxpayers?"
Find out which
stations will carry the show and when. (For example, in the DC
area, the show airs on WETA at 90.9, on Sunday, November 6 at 4 p.m.)
You can click
this link to listen to the show.