Special Education Would Get Big Boost Under Biden Proposal

“The federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, enacted in 1975, guarantees students with disabilities the right to a free public education appropriate to their needs. The law requires that the federal government cover 40% of the cost, and states, counties and school districts pay the remaining 60%. But the federal government has never met the 40% goal. In 2018-19, federal funding only covered 8.4% of special education costs in California, leaving the state and local districts to cover the rest.”
https://edsource.org/…/special-education-would-get-b…/634543Full funding, teacher recruitment and early childhood programs are included in a wide-ranging disability platform.

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