What if every teacher had the right tools to do this job? What if we all had a hard drive full of current, relevant, rigorous lessons? What if we were treated like professionals and not expected to dig into our own (meager) paychecks to supply those tools…

Before I became a Special Ed teacher, one of the many jobs I had was working at a non-profit with young adults who had cognitive disabilities. These clients were 17-22 year olds who were transitioning into their first jobs. At the time, the vocational materials I found were written with…