The Realities (and Difficulties) of Teaching Special Education

SPED NATION: Becoming a special education teacher takes deep commitment and real grit. It’s not just about being creative with challenging students--it’s about coping with a staggering amount of paperwork. This week, NPR went into Utah teacher Stephanie Johnson’s special education classroom—and chronicle how administrative duties, diagnostic and IEP’s force her to face an “extremely difficult decision” every day.

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