Dear Bill and Melinda ~
I agree with this post. I am a teacher, but have seen firsthand, special ed students who cannot even write a sentence be forced to sit and comply with a three-hour state exam. This is child abuse. They end up crying with their heads down on the desk.
The problem is that the school is limited to opting out 1% of the population, but the special ed students make up much more than 1% of the population.