I remember 20 plus years ago when I was getting my graduate degree in Special Education and a buddy of mine receiving his degree in elementary education told me that his father, a school principal, mentioned that I probably should not waste my time getting a master’s in Special Education. He stated that Special Education would be ultimately fading out of public education. I was just about performed with my masters at this point so I figured I’d take my possibilities with it, besides what other option did I’ve anyways at that point?
I got a Special Education job and taught for about 10 years. There have been loads of ups and downs more than those 10 years, and at some point, I decided that I wanted a modify so I got certified and switched more than to high college history. At this point in my profession, I remembered what my friend had mentioned a decade ago and wondered if I was ahead on the curve on schools no longer needing special education teachers, even though it was 10 years later. I wondered if my job was now safe in my new-found home in the history division.
Well, I loved teaching history, but life has its funny ways that are not aligned to us and what we want, so right after a decade of teaching history I got an initially-class education on budget cuts, and my job was eliminated. Fortunately, I landed on my feet back in Special Education, think …Special Education Reform? Read More