Is it considered negligent to have a child's active IEP terminated?
My son is in second grade and currently has an active IEP which allows the school district to give him extra help and make adaptations to school work for him to succeed. I want to have this IEP stopped because I feel they are holding him back by not pushing him to work up to his full potential. I feel the school district is in a sense just "carrying" him through school and his not learning anything. I feel that if he had to work harder with his school work he would be able to learn what is expected of him instead of being "babied" through the classwork and test. Am I being unreasonable?
Ah, when I taught, Ii used to be the special needs children, those that needed extra help, probably, to remove IEP, there is less chance of that extra help. I'm a great believer in streaming and streamed classes, not mixed ability.
I completely agree with you. I feel like the IEP program is a tragedy and an excuse for teachers to not teach. Students these days are babied enough as it is, this is just one more handicap and is breeding a generation of laziness. You are not being unreasonable at all and you should sit down with the teacher and your son and have a serious discussion about your own expectations and the way the school can work to satisfy them.
This is a concern for many parents when an IEP( Individual Education Plan ) is established for their child. I used to write them for students but worked with a team of educators to implement and change programs when necessary.. I think your way forward is to keep a record of any improvement your child makes and negotiate with the person in charge of the program..keep advocating for your child no matter what any one thinks even if people are reluctant to listen at first..most parents no what's best for their child & school staff will listen if you remain calm and persist..Cheers
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