“A Report on Consequences of Sequestration”
The report issued this month estimates that 12,000 special education teachers and aides could lose their jobs if automatic cuts in federal special education grants to states go through.
These automatic, across-the-board cuts, known as sequestration, are set to take effect Jan. 2. The White House estimates that, overall, almost every U.S. Department of Education program stands to lose 8.2 percent in funding.
A version of this article appeared in the October 24, 2012 edition of Education Week as Special Educators