It doesn't take a genius to know a child not doing well in a self-contained special education class will do a lot worse in a mainstream class of the same subject.
It doesn't take a genius to know moving the child in December is not a good idea. There is no way the special education teacher was able to cover the same amount of work the main stream teacher covered. The child is bound to be far behind.
It doesn't take a genius to know that putting the child in a mainstream class might not be the best move educationally for the child, even if the child says that is what he wants. Even a person with minimal intelligence might realize that children do not know what is best for them, especially when that child is a child with learning disabilities.
It doesn't take a genius to know that making a move like this now is the equivalent of telling the child he is going to fail anyway so why bother giving him any kind of useful education.
I don't know who came up with the