Special Education's Failed System: A Question of Eligibility

Synopsis

Macht proposes a model for determining which students are eligible for supportive classroom services. His model resolves all eligibility issues by advocating direct assessment of all students' entering skills, rather than assessing intellectual potential as a means for determining a student's capabilities. It demands that general education assume responsibility for its diverse children; admonishes general education that it can no longer rely on special education to provide an available safety net.