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Sunday, December 24, 2017

Collett Confirmed

In The Politics of Autism, I write about special education and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.

At Education Week, Christina Samuels reports that the Senate confirmed Johnny Collett as assistant secretary of education for special education and rehabilitation services.
Students in special education who accept vouchers to attend private school lose the individual protections granted under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act; Democrats have argued that U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos' support of such vouchers will ultimately end up causing harm to these students. Collett said during his hearing that he would work with the secretary and others to respond to a recommendation from the Government Accountability Office that parents be provided accurate information about the impact of accepting a voucher.