Why does stupid really seem to mean, "whew, that's not too hard for me"?
Why is rigor put into action as "more homework"?
A MET determines whether or not a child has a disability. Why is it often used as a screening for eligibility for special education?
How is it so confusing that a 504 plan designates that a person has a disability that is accommodated in some way? It must be confusing since I often hear that a person doesn't qualify for a 504. Do they have a disability? Yes (similar to a MET question). Are they using ANY accommodations? Yes. There you go. Oh, one more question - would they require specialized instruction? That would then go to an IEP. No, only accommodations - bam! 504.
My biggest random thought rolling around right now pertains only to Michigan: how will it be good for kids if each district uses a different method to determine if a student has a learning disability? Will they all become unintended judges of the quality of instruction in a neighboring district during data collection? And, how can gen ed teachers truly be prepared and/or supported to provide all the initial interventions required at the early stages for each type of different learner??
Whew - maybe now I can get some sleep :).