In response to an earlier post about the rocky beginning of the experiment in privatization in Muskegon Heights, Michigan, a reader sent this interesting observation:
Well, I hope they had a happy Friday afternoon, and the Michigan Department of Education, as well. For yesterday, I filed a written complaint against the Muskegon Public School Academy and Mosaica Education pursuant to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) of 2004 and Michigan Mandatory Special Education Act. I caught wind that the district has not been providing related services (speech, OT, PT, Social Work) to students with IEPs as dictated by their plans. So I filed a systemic complaint alleging a failure to deliver “all” related services, teacher consultant services, consider each student for Extended School Year; and meet “initial” and 3-year reevaluation timelines. What a lovely way to end the week of MDE and for-profit charter administrators who care nothing about the kids. Here’s hoping the allegations are found valid and the students receive compensatory. Although no one can give any of the children in this for-profit-saken, emergency-dictator-manager-run charter that has now stolen an entire semester from children in desperate need of a public education.