All autism parents should be alarmed and appalled by Donald Trump’s nominee for education secretary, Betsy DeVos. The person the Washington Post refers to as a “billionaire dilettante” knows nothing about, and appears totally unconcerned about, the Americans With Disabilities Act, the bedrock of all our children’s hopes for a real education.
By Valerie Strauss, The Washington Post, 1/17/2017
Betsy DeVos displayed at best confusion and at worst a lack of knowledge about a key federal law involving students with disabilities during her Tuesday confirmation hearing before a Senate panel that will vote on whether she should become President-elect Donald Trump’s education secretary.
Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) asked DeVos about the federal Individuals With Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), which requires public schools to provide children with disabilities a “free appropriate public education” and governs how states and public agencies provide various services to millions of students.
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