Friday, November 5, 2010

News From Omaha Conference: Education Reform on Republican List of Priorities But Not a Top Priority

I have been really enjoying the excellent Tri-State Special Education Law Conference in Omaha. I'll have more reports in the coming posts.

But I did want to impart some important news. At the session on what is happening in Washington, Nancy Reder, Deputy Director of the National Association of State Directors of Special Education, reported that Representative Klein, the new Chairman of the House of Representatives HELP Committee has announced his priorities. Jobs is the issue at the top of the list. Education Reform is on the list but is much further down.

Among the subcomponents under education reform are: restoring local control, parent involvement, teacher effectiveness, and protecting taxpayers.

We will keep an eye on these developments as they unfold.
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