Fighting the Good Fight: How to Advocate for Your Students Without Losing Your Job
“Demanding. Rewarding. Fulfilling.” These are some of the words used to describe working with special needs children by those who have or are currently doing the job. They are passionate people and most of the time selfless!
Special Education Teachers usually advocate for their students and their needs. Their responsibility of being the voice of the voiceless is not an easy feat. Especially when they also need to keep their superiors, colleagues, parents and budget satisfied. If you happen to be a Special Ed Teacher and don’t have to choose between advocating for your students and pleasing everyone else around you, then LUCKY you! However, what do you do when suddenly that is not the case?
We came across this interesting article from ldonline.org written by Rick Lavoie. We thought you would be interested in reading it.
We are not affiliated with any organization or blogger mentioned in this article. We are sharing this with you in case you are torn between meeting your student’s needs and being a loyal, responsible, and responsive school employee. We believe that in this imperfect world, there should be no teacher who will compromise students’ services in order to maintain budgets and other real-world constraints.