Parents and teachers have until April 18 to email comments on the state’s draft plan to overhaul special education, as Texas tries to reform its services after more than a decade of denying children access.
One expert believes that Texas should consider something that’s often overlooked: ethics.
Without a code of ethics, law professor Susan Bon said that it’s easy for school leaders to check off the legal basics.
“We don’t go home at the end of the day and say, ‘Yes! I didn’t break the law today,’ because that’s expected,” said Bon, who teaches at the University of South Carolina and recently talked to a group of special ed leaders in Houston at the University of St. Thomas.