You're correct - she is absolutely commendable. One of the lines I most admire is her insistence that the plan work for kids NOW. I've always wondered, when schools talk about a 5 year transition plan, if they view the students between now and the implementation of the plan to be expendable. Students, unlike teachers, do not get more than one chance to do the 4th grade. Students only get that one shot at each year's lessons. If the education system screws up that year for them, it is lost forever.