I think she’s diagnosing the wrong cause for this problem, but the description of the mess is definitely worth reading.
It feels like all of the rules set up to educate exceptional students (who are not severely restricted from a “typical” learning environment) are an attempt to solve problem by throwing rules at it. In my experience, what works in the classroom is the caring relationship of a teacher to the student in his/her care and the family of that student. To do that relationship well, teachers must be trained and they must have a small enough class size to invest the time necessary. And schools need to give those teaching professionals the latitude to structure their classrooms and lessons in the way that best fits the particular students in their care.
Individualized Education Programs, or IEPs, are one of the greatest pitfalls of the country’s school system.