Get Schooled

Your source to discuss and learn about education in Georgia and the nation and share opinions and news with Maureen Downey

Even a teacher of the year has to battle school district over her child with special needs


This is a fascinating case out of Michigan about a teacher of the year now battling her school system in court over her own 5-year-old's education. Teacher Melody Arabo's son Adam has special needs, and the Walled Lake Consolidated School District wants to transfer him from his local school to a specialized classroom elsewhere.

I am sharing a WXYZ Detroit report that aired Tuesday because I get so many emails from parents of children with special needs about the education challenges. Those challenges don't spare any parents, even teachers of the year.

Here is a link to the news story if you want more details.


Reader Comments ...


About the Author

Maureen Downey has written editorials and opinion pieces about local, state and federal education policy since the 1990s.