Friday, October 24, 2008
Gov. Palin on Special Needs Children
Gov. Palin gave a speech today on special needs children that mentions special education. Justin Bathon has a good summary at the Edjurist after learning that only MSNBC carried her speech:http://www.edjurist.com/blog/palin-to-talk-policy-on-special-needs-issues.html
I don't understand how vouchers would work. I am very glad, however, that the Republican ticket is promising full funding of IDEA.
Other than the early childhood issue, the only special ed specific promise of the Democratic ticket is full funding for IDEA.
So I guess that federal spending for special ed will be increased under the new President, whomever it may be.