Thursday, May 7, 2009

Fully Federally Funded IDEA on the Way?

Rep. John Kline yesterday introduced a bill that would fully fund IDEA. According to the blog Disability Scoop, when Congress initially passed legislation mandating educational services for students with disabilities the federal government committed to provide 40 percent of its cost, but in reality the federal government provides less than 20 percent. Kline said:
“For far too long, our nation’s schools have been waiting patiently for Congress to fulfill its promise to fully fund special education ... By fully funding special education, we would free up desperately needed funds schools across America could use to address their specific needs – whether it is state of the art classrooms, additional teachers or new textbooks.”

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