Op Ed Education

Mandate Relief Needed for Special Education in New York

November 06, 2011

New York State imposes more than 200 special education mandates beyond those required by federal law. Many of them translate into higher costs and fuel rapid and unsustainable spending growth. School districts may soon get some relief, if reforms proposed by the New York State Department of Education are approved by the Board of Regents and, as needed, by the State Legislature.

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