From the Federal Register:
The number of regulatory changes that will take place in the “Assistance to States for the Education of Children With Disabilities and Preschool Grants for Children With Disabilities Program; Early Intervention Program for Infants and Toddlers With Disabilities” is staggering.
The notice begins:
Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, Department of Education.
The Secretary of Education amends the regulations implementing Parts B and C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. These conforming changes are needed to implement statutory amendments made to the IDEA by the Every Student Succeeds Act, enacted on December 10, 2015. These regulations remove and revise IDEA definitions based on changes made to the definitions in the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended by the ESSA, and also update several State eligibility requirements to reflect amendments to the IDEA made by the ESSA. They also update relevant cross-references in the IDEA regulations to sections of the ESEA to reflect changes made by the ESSA. These regulations also include several technical corrections to previously published IDEA Part B regulations.
These final regulations are effective June 30, 2017.
You can spend hours going through the regulations and their changes only to find that the Federal government has relaxed its position on Charter schools and their staffing.
“Remove the definition of the term “core academic subjects” in § 300.10, the definition of “highly qualified special education teachers” in § 300.18, and the definition of “scientifically based research” in §§ 300.35 and 303.32 because these terms have been removed from the ESEA.”
This particular revision replaces an explaination of what a charter school should be and how it should operate to one that is neither in-depth or regulatory.
As a nation, we are allowing the expansion of schools that will not be held accountable for educating their students.
We must stop funding a system of education that does not educate our children but enslaves them to the control of poverty and ignorance.
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