Wisconsin’s New School Report Card

Here is a brief analysis of the results of Wisconsin’s new School Report Card, specifically for what it says about students with disabilities. To do this, I analyzed the results from my son’s school, Madison East High School, and the following results should shock the consciences of anyone who cares about what these students are going to be able to achieve after high school: 1) Madison East meets few expectations: 2) 67.2 % of East’s students with disabilities show minimal reading performance (compared to 26.7% for the school and 24.4% for the state); 77.6% of East’s students with disabilities show minimal math performance (compared to 31.6% for the school and 14.1% statewide); 3) reading and math achievement declined for students with disabilities over 3 years and thus the achievement gap increased. There is more bad news, but I’ll save it for the final version of my report.

Systems Change Consulting starts a blog

Systems Change Consulting is starting a blog to let both current and potential clients know how our consulting and training services can help implement the systemic change they are seeking.

This new consulting and training firm provides local, statewide, and national consulting and training for individuals, non-profits, and public entities interested in making progressive systems change.  Services include root cause analysis to identify nature of problem and likely systemic solutions; creating multi-pronged plans to effect systemic change to address identified problems with long lasting solutions; providing consultation and training, as well as direct support with legislative and administrative agency lobbying, legislative and regulatory drafting, systemic litigation, traditional and social media campaigns, grassroots and professional training, and education publications for consumers and professionals, in the areas of Civil Rights, Disability Rights, General and Special Education, combating abuse and neglect of vulnerable populations, and non-profit organizational management and board development and governance.

Jeff Spitzer-Resnick, a public interest civil rights attorney with a strong statewide and national reputation developed over the past 27 years, is based in Madison, Wisconsin, and is the Principal of this firm.  You may contact him with inquiries for consultation and training services at spitznick@tds.net or 608-206-7164.

Systems Change Consulting has a web site under contruction which will go live soon.