This is Heather Molloy’s first year on CFT’s Special Education
Services Committee. She says she feels grateful to be part of it
and thinks in a short period of time, the committee has
accomplished a lot.
Molloy, a high school teacher and member of Oxnard Federation of
Teachers and School Employees, is referring to the EC/TK-12
Council’s Special Education Summit in February where members
wrote a resolution to change the state’s Education Code, which
she thinks desperately needs updating.
Marcela Chagoya, a special education teacher in Los Angeles and
chair of the CFT Special Education Committee, has been teaching
at the same middle school for 21 years. And she’s never seen
special education in such a bad state.
“First and foremost, it’s the elimination of programs,” she said.
“Districts seem to think it’s one size fits all or fits most when
it comes to special ed.”