I am a parent who is going to a special education impartial hearing without a lawyer. I have read that with school district witnesses, I am allowed to ask questions of the form "Isn't it true that...?" But I don't relish the prospect of asking district employees (who work with my child!) a lot of questions with that phrasing. Is there some more gentlemanly way of accomplishing the same thing?
Please note, special education impartial hearings are a bit more lax than regular court cases, but are still a formal affair. The "judge" is usually called an "Impartial Hearing Officer (IHO)".