CPR submitted comments to the U.S. Department of Education (ED) opposing a proposed two year delay in requiring compliance with regulations that address racial disproportionality in special education. School districts are currently in the process of implementing regulations under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) that address significant disproportionality based on race and ethnicity. In our experience, the students with disabilities who are segregated, denied equal educational opportunities and receive low-quality education are disproportionately students of color. These regulations are needed to ensure that every child has the same chance to receive a quality education. Any delay to the effective date of the regulations would hurt students and undermine the pressing need to promote equity in the IDEA. To read the letter CPR submitted, please see this PDF. For more information, please see this page from the National Disability Rights Network. To submit your own comments, please visit this link.
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