Kids once denied special ed being failed again
More than two years after the U.S. Department of Education demanded that Texas education officials provide extra help for thousands of students denied special education, the state has failed to provide clear guidance to school districts, leaving struggling children to flounder, records show.
Federal officials in 2018 ordered the Texas Education Agency to try to undo damage caused by an arbitrary cap in place in Texas for years that instructed districts to keep the number of students receiving special education services under 8.5 percent.
TEA’s efforts to guide districts have been “completely ineffectual,” often leaving parents to fight for their children to get the help they need, said Dustin Rynders, supervising attorney for education at Disability Rights Texas.
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