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Last week we had a teacher inservice at our high school. The first half we discussed special education laws and what we are required to do.

The second half we discussed Ohio's new credit flexibility plan. Basically...if a student wants to take a basketweaving class outside of school for Art class credit...they can (if the school approves the curriculum - and the teacher oversees the work done in basketweaving), but if students don't like it when the school denies them Art credit for basketweaving...they can appeal the decision. And the kicker is that the school pays for this basketweaving class.

So...these basketweaving teachers don't have to accommodate for IEPs.

It just doesn't make sense. Make the school's job harder...yet make students less accountable.

I understand and like the idea behind credit flexibility...but in my opinion the execution is wrong.

Next inservice topic: Grade Inflation

Eric It seems you have been given some information about credit flexibility that is incorrect, so I wanted to take a minute to address a few of the items in your post.

First, schools will set the criteria and methods by which students are assessed, even if learning takes place outside the traditional classroom. Therefore, there is nothing inhe...See More
Mar 3, 2010
Concerned Thanks for your response. I will read the info in the link you sent. As a business/computer teacher...I see it as a way to get rid of teaching positions.

At our meeting, even my principal said that schools will use this as a way to avoid hiring teachers.

I will read the link you sent. Thanks for the reply.

On 3/03/10, Eri...See More
Mar 4, 2010

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