Don’t say the R-word IRL, kids. It’s a shitty word.
This might be confusing for people who are not familiar with special education, and I chose a slightly different name for the process, but he’s basically talking about an IEP. In the United States at least, parents and teachers and any other involved parties will sit down and hash out a plan on a regular basis to make sure that children with learning challenges are having their specific educational needs met.
The point of this interlude is not really to delve into details but for some further context, Linear Algebra is a college-level course that follows Calculus 1 and 2. Mike is in special education for non-academic reasons, and takes higher math classes with Toby at the junior college. This is all non-crucial for understanding, but I thought I should spell it out for anyone who’s curious, since it’s fairly specific to the American schooling system.