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Report documents Schenectady special education problems

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When it comes to special education students, many Schenectady teachers don’t expect much. Some teachers “wash their hands” of the students. Others let aides teach them. And some just don’t believe the students with mild disabilities will succeed, according to an independent report. The District Management Council, a Boston-based consulting firm, documented a series of problems with the district’s special education program. The biggest issue: some teachers don’t think it can get better. Some teachers ...

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April 17, 2013
6:54 a.m.

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We have teachers making 60K plus full benefits after just five years with a teachers aid and they can't do the job? Really? Bring in a teacher from a private Christian school at half the money and watch them succeed.

April 17, 2013
4:40 p.m.

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First off teachers do not make 60K unitl their 11th year not the 5th, and to be completely accuarate this year teacher's in the 11th year only made 59,200 because they gave $1,000 in salary back to the district so that the district did not have to cut as many programs for the students or raise the communitie's taxes as high. 5th year teachers made $48,420 so you are only off by $11,580.

Second most private schools rely on public school teachers to come in and deal with special education students or they just don't admit them.

Third the report itself states "But the problem isn’t the quality of the teachers"