January 11, 2018      11:24 AM
NYT: Texas Illegally Excluded Thousands From Special Education, Federal Officials Say
The Dept of Education says Texas’ “target” for the maximum percentage of students who should receive special ed services violates federal law requiring schools to serve all students with disabilities
Brian Rosenthal, who originally
broke the story in the Houston Chronicle,
has the update from his new post at the New
years, Texas education officials illegally led schools across the state to deny
therapy, tutoring and counseling to tens of thousands of children with
disabilities, the federal government said Thursday.
a letter to the Texas Education Agency, which oversees education in the state,
regulators from the federal Department of Education said the state agency’s
decision to set a “target” for the maximum percentage of students who should
receive special education services had violated federal laws requiring schools
to serve all students with disabilities.