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Friday, February 17, 2017

Save our Schools! Students with Disabilities Will Suffer As Congress Is Trying To Weaken ESSA

The National Disability Rights Network has shared the following info:
The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) is a critical component in our fight to ensure students with disabilities are held to high standards and have access to a high quality education. ESSA was a successful bi-partisan effort passed last year to improve education for all students and built upon the framework of accountability. 

Now, Congress is trying to weaken ESSA by rescinding important regulations that are critical for meaningful implementation of ESSA. If they succeed, students with disabilities will suffer.

Click here to tell your Senators to preserve these critical protections for students with disabilities.

The regulations clarify the statutory language in ESSA, build upon ESSA’s flexibility for school improvement and provide a clarified role for families, educators and stakeholders to share in the implementation process. 

Perhaps, most importantly, the final regulations maintain the civil rights legacy of the law by meaningfully including all students, including students with disabilities.

Thank you for all you do in the fight to protect and advocate for people with disabilities.
National Disability Rights Network

SOURCE: Press Release National Disability Rights Network

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