March 30, 2017

DeVos' attack on public schools now legislation

Romper - Besides gutting nutritional standards for the national school lunch program, H.R. 610 seeks to repeal the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, which would significantly restrict federal funding provided to public schools by the U.S. Department of Education as well as limit the department's overall functions. But if this foundational legislation of American public schools is repealed, that means equal opportunity protections for students would also be eliminated, including special education resources for students with special needs, including IEPs.

In sum, DeVos's school choice bill is just bad legislation overall — but when you really take a close look at it, you can see just how many different areas of education will be impacted, including special education.

1 comment:

Strelnikov said...

Impeach her on grounds of "general ignorance toward American public education operating procedures." If we can jack it up to "treasonous sabotage" where she might wind up being executed Chikatilo-style, then it might be worth something. Otherwise, drop-kick her out of the Dept. of Ed. building.