Advocates for Students With Disabilities Balk at Proposed NCLB Changes
As Congress wrestles with reauthorizing the 5½-year-old No Child Left Behind Act, some disability-rights advocates fear high standards for students with disabilities could be sacrificed as states seek more flexibility in the law.
Some education groups, as well as lawmakers, have called for more choice in how states can administer the law’s accountability provisions , including greater power for school-based teams to decide what type of assessment a student receiving special education services should take.
That’s a step away from grade-level achievement as a goal for all students, said James H. Wendorf, the executive director of the National Center for Learning Disabilities , a New York City-based group that works to provide opportunities for children and adults with learning disabilities. The law needs tweaks, not wholesale changes to its ambitious...
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