Apr 28

The Center’s Response to Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos’s Recommendation Against IDEA Waivers During COVID-19

In response to the Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos’s  report to Congress recommending against waiving key tenets of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) during the COVID-19 crisis, Wendy Tucker, senior policy director at The Center for Learner Equity (the Center) issued the following statement:

The Center applauds Secretary DeVos for recommending a very narrow set of waiver requests that do not infringe upon the key civil rights protections and rights to an education for students with disabilities contained in the IDEA. With so many schools and districts across the country embracing the challenge of educating all students, including those with disabilities, in these turbulent times, we believe her decision is the right one for students, schools, and communities.