parent advocating for children's education is so very difficult. I am so glad we have made it through that mine field. Both of my children have reading learning disabilities (which luckily their amazing brains learned to compensate for, after a year each of tutoring) and I actually had an advocate from the school ask me what I wanted done for them, they were making straight A's. My response was basically that the fact that you have low expectations and my children reach them does not mean that my children are reaching their potential. As luck would have it, both of their teachers were in on the conference and met with me later to help me help them (one of them actually had a master's degree that specialized in reading learning disabilities.). I am with you in spirit.