That is why Spec Ed jobs are the ones that are creating a "teacher shortage". They find that the bulk of it has nothing to do with teaching the children anything- just making sure the bureaucratic legalist nonsense gets taken care of would be a job in itself. I don't teach Spec Ed myself, but their students get mainstreamed into my class, and I have had a lot of traffic with the long-suffering folks who labor over IEPs interminably. My opinion is it needs reform in the worst way. You have my sympathy.