Jan 14, 2020, Fox 25, Flint, MI: Flint families want more money allocated for special education https://nbc25news.com/news/local/flint-families-want-more-money-allocated-for-special-education Some parents and community leaders are frustrated about the amount of special education funding for Flint Community Schools. They are aware of the rising number of students in special education in Flint, and they feel that Genesee Intermediate School District (GISD) doles out too little money. They took their concerns to a meeting at Genesee Intermediate School District on Tuesday…. American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan, Education Law Center and the White and Case law firm filed a lawsuit at GISD, Michigan Department of Education, and the Michigan Department of Education in 2016. One of the complaints involve the formula for disbursement, which factors in total student population. The suit suggests that special ed funding should be based solely on the students who rely on it. It estimates that the change would more than double amount that Flint Community Schools receives…. Flint Community Schools has previously said that special education costs more and strains the district, which is already facing financial challenges.
Children today are noticeably different from previous generations, and the proof is in the news coverage we see every day. This site shows you what’s happening in schools around the world. Children are increasingly disabled and chronically ill, and the education system has to accommodate them. Things we've long associated with autism, like sensory issues, repetitive behaviors, anxiety and lack of social skills, are now problems affecting mainstream students. Blame is predictably placed on bad parenting (otherwise known as trauma from home).
Addressing mental health needs is as important as academics for modern educators. This is an unrecognized disaster. The stories here are about children who can’t learn or behave like children have always been expected to. What childhood has become is a chilling portent for the future of mankind.