So, I know we've alluded to this before, but I'm seeing this issue more and more now. I went from having one student with an IEP per semester to having 25% of my kids with either an IEP or a 504. And it is getting downright silly. I have had situations where 'average' kids are put at a disadvantage because of IEPs. One child who could not afford new glasses had to sit farther back because she didn't have an IEP that guaranteed her a spot up front. Things like that. Heard a new one this week. A student must have all the lights off in the classroom so there is no glare on the smartboard. Actually written into a 504. If that were my student I would have to either have the child transferred out of my class or get fired. A dark room would give me a migrane. I surely couldn't be the only one in that situation. What about a child whose allergies trigger asthma attacks who is placed in a room with another who has a service dog? Who 'wins' that one? Sometimes there isn't another section of that course available. What if the only teacher that teaches that class has asthma attacks which are triggered by her allergic reaction to dogs? With the huge increase in IEPs I imagine it won't be too long before those scenarios actually happen. Which will only prompt MORE parents in getting accomodations for THEIR child so their kid who has been trying to go without doesn't get sent to the back of the room. What will we do then?