Public Agenda undertook an extensive random survey of parents in America to locate and interview parents of children with special needs, the first survey of its kind. The results of the survey are presented in this report. Organized by category, with graphs to better illustrate responses, the report presents a surprisingly upbeat outlook on the state of special education in the U.S. The most significant finding in this reviewer‘s reading is that the majority of parents believe they, and other parents, don‘t have enough information readily available to make the right choices for their children‘s education.
This resource is a summary of the survey. The full report is available for free to registered users through the website or can be purchased in print for $10.00 plus $2.00 shipping. The summary presents a clear picture of the major issues in special education and parental opinions of those issues in their own experiences. Good reading for anyone involved in special education: parent, teacher, therapist, or policy-maker.