Because they didn't bother to read the stupid guidelines.
Some parents and advocates have been blasting the Hawaii Department of Education's (Hawaii DOE) inclusion rates, which estimates the amount of special education students who spends time in a regular classroom.
Currently, only 36 percent of special education students in Hawaii attends a regular classroom for 80 percent of the time; as a comparison, 62 percent of special education students meet the mark nationally.
It's been known for decades the Hawaii DOE lacks a solid plan for special education students... but the government aren't helping the situation.
Special education teachers are required by law to document an absurd amount of information about their students -- during class time.
Special education teachers should be focusing their time on inclusion differentiation and assessment -- not useless paperwork.
Hawaii's inclusion rates could catch up to the national average in a few years if the government simply reduces the amount of information special education teachers are required to document...