Later this month, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos will seek permission from Congress to waivers of states’ and districts’ obligations under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.
This would be a direct attack on the civil rights of students with disabilities.
We need to urge Congress not to approve waivers under IDEA and instead to provide adequate funding for districts to meet students’ needs under IDEA in this new circumstance. In these uncertain times, rather than threatening the civil rights of students with disabilities, we must work to find creative solutions to make sure their educational needs are served. Tell your members of Congress to say #NoiDEAWaivers.
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