we cancelled all copying machine rental contracts, all laminating machine and most paper purchases AND used curriculum resources from Larry Ferlazzo selected by subject area, free resources from the Net for (Special) Education by Paul Hamilton, the free UDL resources here at CAST, and the Free Technology Toolkit for UDL in All Classrooms,
THEN,we would end the school budget crisis TODAY and make the curriculum accessible to 99% of all students, including those with learning, cognitive and physical disabilities.
Reducing unneccessary budget expenditures while removing the obstacles to learning and shifting instructional methods away from textbooks, lecture and print-based materials (which no research has validated as superior methods) provides money for actual learning.
Do you have a better solution?
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