Happy Labor Day

DETROIT, MI - SEPTEMBER 05:  Secretary of Labo...DETROIT, MI - SEPTEMBER 05: Secretary of Labor, Hilda Solis and National AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka waves to the crowd during a Labor Day event sponsored by the Metro Detroit Central Labor Council on September 5, 2011 in Detroit, Michigan. They awaited President Barack Obama's Labor Day address. (Image credit: Getty Images via @daylife)
Labor day. It seems fitting that we have a holiday for people who work for a living.

Many people have jobs in the field of special educationor education in general. Today we honor you. A participant at one of my sessions a while ago made a great point. Nobody goes into special education for the money.

Sometimes we forget this point. I often deal with issues involving dispute resolution. The parents and the school personnel disagree. Many times emotion is involved. People get upset when they think that their kid's education is not going well.

But in the heat of battle, we forget that people do not go into special education to make money, or for the glamor. People go into special ed because they care about children with disabilities. There are far easier and better ways to seek fame and fortune.

So please raise your glasses to all those who work in special education- Happy Labor Day!
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