State, Local Officials Press Special Education Concerns
NCLB reauthorization offers opportunity to raise complaints about funding, conflicting mandates.
Groups representing state and local education officials have vowed to use debate over reauthorization of the No Child Left Behind Act to remind federal legislators of chronic concerns related to special education services—and to bring up some new ones.
Among them are complaints that the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act remains perennially underfunded, and that tension remains between the precepts of the IDEA and requirements of the No Child Left Behind law.
Representatives speaking on behalf of state lawmakers, superintendents, special education directors, district administrators, and local school boards outlined their concerns at a Sept. 18 briefing here held at the headquarters of the Council of...
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