January 13, 2012
Modified Education Gets More
“It’s a good outcome,” said Lindsay Jones, senior director for policy and advocacy at the Council for Exceptional Children, which lobbies on behalf of special educators. “We always want more money and we’re nowhere near full funding, but considering the political climate, this is fine.”
Congress also gave $5 million for programs highlighting children with physical/mental challenges. Money from Congress will also be used to support parent/guardian information places for children with physical/mental challenges as well as assistive technology. However, like all programs, modified education did receive a slash of nearly 2%.
In 2011, there was a proposed agreement that could have reduced the modified education budget by approximately $58 million. Activists are obviously thrilled this didn’t happen. School districts will obtain their extra finances from Washington in summer 2012.
Education finances: http://www.disabilityscoop.com/2012/01/10/special-ed-funding-boost/14735/