As a part of the fun component of the special education law blog, we run a poll on the lefthand side of the blog. These are not scientific endeavors, and we do not pretend that the results resemble science in any way. Nonetheless, we think that they are fun. The most recent poll just ended. The question was: Given the recession, should cost/money be a defense in special education cases? Here are the results:
43 (62%) No, money is no excuse 17 (25%) Yes, school districts don't have money 7 (10%) Maybe, tough question
Thanks for voting. Pretty lopsided results. Case closed. (That's a joke, as readers of this blog know, no case is ever closed in special education law!)
In other breaking news, this blog is back in first place in the best education blog category for the 2009 Bloggers Choice Awards. The contest is very close, please vote for this blog. We were lucky enough to finish in first place in the best education blog category last year, and it would further boost our credibility if we can repeat. You will have to sign up and respond to an email, but we really appreciate your support. If you would like to vote for this blog, you can click on the Bloggers Choice Awards button on the left hand side of the blog or else follow this link. There are a bunch of other interesting blogs to check out on the Bloggers Choice Awards website, and they are organized by category.
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