I am a regular ed teacher who gets Spec Ed kids mainstreamed into my class, so that is where my perspective comes from. My opinion is that Spec Ed needs some serious overhauling in many respects. My Spec Ed colleagues spend way too much time on IEPs, making sure all the signatures are in black ink, sifting through folders the size of a Gutenburg Bible, and otherwise spending time on a colossal waste of effort. (After all, when the child graduates, what becomes of all that paperwork...?) The basic premise of Spec Ed is a good one- we have to be able to go the extra miles to reach some students at all. As far as resources- sure, I'd like to see some diverted to my "normal" students for a change, but then again, if anybody sorely needed resources, its going to be the Spec Ed folks, so I don't begrudge them what they get- much.