The U.S. Department of Education has written a three-page letter to the Texas Education Agency (TEA) commissioner Mike Morath about the findings in the Chronicle’s recent article concerning Texas’ declining Special Education population. The Chronicle exposed the state’s arbitrary 8.5 percent benchmark back in September, reporting that the policy has likely denied “tens of thousands” of students Special Education services just to cut costs. Special Education enrollment has decreased from 13 percent to 8.5 percent since 2004.

To read the three page letter sent by the U.S. Department of Education to commissioner Mike Morath and the full article in Texas Monthly click the link below.

http://www.texasmonthly.com/the-daily-post/state-texas-feds-target-texas-special-education-enrollment-problem/

Feds Target Texas’ Special Education Enrollment Problem

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