An Apology to Stepchildren

The title of a post last week referred to Section 504 and the Americans with Disabilities Act as the "red-headed stepchildren" of special education law.

I have received a few complaints from stepchildren saying that this language was offensive. I'm sorry.

I thought the phrase. Was a good metaphor for the forgotten and neglected. My operating premise was that step kids are discriminated against as a group. I must admit that my research consisted only of my faint memory of the Cinderella story.

In any event, I apologize if I hurt anybody's feelings.

Oh, by the way ... I also really love redheads!
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