The Baltimore special education system remains in a total state of flux after 22 years of litigation. There is little planning or implementation of the court ordered compensatory education. Many of the top administrators have resigned and many positions remain unfilled. The new interim head of the school system has promised that special education will be a top priority but those words do not appear to have much substance.
The one thing that is certain among all of this uncertainty is that the school district's high powered Washington D.C. law firm has been approved for $1 million in fees for next year. Well even if the children's needs remain on hold, the school district's law firm will have its contractual obligations met. Wow I feel so much better knowing that. Is there something wrong with this picture ? Maybe we should recast these school district fees as expert witness expenses for the parents so it is not payable under the precedent of Arlington Central case; just a wild thought !