ADA: Fire Away

3 Questions:

  1. As a teacher, it often seems to me like the best way to improve education for each student in my classroom would be to reduce the number of students enrolled in my course to allow me more time to work individually with students. Is there any precedent for a policy that limits the number of students in a class that contains IEP/504 students so that teachers can better meet the requirements of the ADA and similar legislation?
  2. One of the terms I saw when researching the ADA is that the accommodations provided should not cause an “undue burden” on the one who provides them. What constitutes an “undue burden” for a teacher?
  3. What percentage of k-12 students in the U.S. have an IEP or 504 plan in place? (In the readings I saw one statistic that said 14%, but I was wondering if that is accurate.)

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