Imagine with me for a moment that you’re fifth-grade student gearing up for the big, dreaded transition to middle school. You have the holy grail, though, a suit of armor if you will: Two friends. You play Pokemon with one, and Club Penguin with the other. You don’t talk about those things at school. You’ve learned the hard way that you’d get made fun of.
But, you just found out that your friends will go to Middle School A, but you won’t. You will transition to Middle School B because there are too many students at School A.
Or, there aren’t enough students at School B.
Or, your ED/BD classroom is only at School B.
So, what do you do? Or, rather, what do the adults in your life do? Do they fight for School A, or do they go to School B with the appropriate LRE?