Sunday, December 18, 2016

Will Texas Parents Save Special Education?

Will Texas Parents Save Special Education?:

Will Texas Parents Save Special Education?

In order for the nation to get back their public schools they have to realize what they’re losing. This is especially true for special education. For years, across the nation we have seen an eroding of services for students with disabilities.
In Texas, denying children their right to special education, since 2004, came in the form of an arbitrary cap that rejected students from getting the assistance they needed. Texas enrollment in special education became the lowest in the nation at 8.5% as opposed to 13%. Authorities audited schools and punished those that went over the cap.
Texas set this “benchmark” while facing a $1.1 billion state budget cut. They didn’t ask the federal government for help.
Children who had every right to quality special education were denied services.
But let’s not forget the U.S. Department of Education’s push to Will Texas Parents Save Special Education?:


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