Class Struggle: learning disabilities

Posted at 08:02 PM ET, 05/24/2012

Are charter schools bad at special ed?

It depends on the charter school.

By Jay Mathews  |  08:02 PM ET, 05/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  charter schools and special education, DC Prep success with learning disabilities, Emily Lawson

Posted at 05:30 AM ET, 10/27/2010

Half of Americans believe home causes learning disabilities

A survey commissioned by the Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation of New Haven exposes poor understanding among many Americans of what causes learning disabilities.

By Jay Mathews  |  05:30 AM ET, 10/27/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Jay on the Web | Tags:  Most Americans think learning disabilities caused by the home environment, most Americans think some learning disabled children are just lazy

Posted at 10:00 PM ET, 11/25/2009

Too hard to pick the right high school

The suburban districts themselves employ people with encyclopedic knowledge of what is available for students of every learning style. Why not put them at prominent tables at those open houses with big signs that say, “IF NOBODY HAS ANSWERED YOUR QUESTIONS, ASK ME.”

By Jay Mathews  |  10:00 PM ET, 11/25/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Extra Credit | Tags:  ADD, Northwood High School, high school choice, learning disabilities, special education

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 10/09/2009

How to Fight for Special Education

I have often wondered what I would do if I discovered I had a child with learning disabilities. The parents I have interviewed who have gone through this seem more patient and persistent than I am. I suspect they got...

By Washington Post editors  |  06:00 AM ET, 10/09/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Jay on the Web | Tags:  Daniel P. Hallahan, Etta Brown, James M. Kauffman, Special education, learning disabilities