Statement Regarding Secretary DeVos' Possible Delay of the Obama Administration's Special Education Ruling

October 26, 2017
Lauren Morando Rhim, Ph.D. Executive Director,and CoFounder
The facts are clear: minority students are disproportionately identified as students with disabilities as well as suspended and expelled at higher rates than their peers. This should alarm Secretary DeVos and trigger a sense of urgency to fix the problem, not kick it down the road for two years.  We strongly urge the Secretary to rethink the decision to give schools a pass and take this opportunity to show the country that not only are we committed to improving the situation for minority students, but that we are committed to the highest quality supports and services for all students with learning differences.