Special ed teachers are a most dedicated group, especially of the profoundly
disabled. They make a huge difference in the lives of their students and the
parents, but those differences may seem insignificant to the quantifiers. The
mandate to educate all our children is still there. If education by special ed
teachers results in students who are happier, more content and can communicate
more effectively, then for these children, that is huge progress. Special ed is
a high burnout branch of education, let's give these teachers all the
support and encouragement (financial and otherwise) we can.