We Opt Out of STAAR – Here’s Why

It's the Spring Semester!  That means the STAAR is coming! Within the glorious state of Texas we have a standardized assessment called the State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness or STAAR. This assessment is administered annually to our children from 3rd grade through high school. Why am I putting the word assessment in bold? … Continue reading We Opt Out of STAAR – Here’s Why

Why I Fought For an IEP v. a 504 (Part 3)

The rest of second grade was an emotional roller coaster for me.  For the most part things stayed level.  Little things here and there would irritate me to no end, then, in the last week of school, my son made a statement that left me speechless. While waving out the window ferociously at his teacher, … Continue reading Why I Fought For an IEP v. a 504 (Part 3)