Re "Special Ed Costs Uniting Schools," Oct. 6: Saddleback schools Supt. Jerry Gross is a horrific example of the type of administrator that parents of special-needs kids have to deal with.
"Some parents see us as the goose laying the golden egg," he said. Is an appropriate education for my son really a "golden egg"?
He acts as if my son won the lottery by being autistic.
Does he have any idea how much of our own money we spend every year on treatment?
This obvious collusion of the Orange County school districts to use education funds to fight to avoid paying for services is why so many parents resort to court. And why so many school districts are losing money.
So now the parents will have to fight a conglomerate of 27 school districts to gain educational services for our children?
Way to go, Jerry. Let's get those greedy kids with cerebral palsy, epilepsy, autism and Down's syndrome.
San Juan Capistrano