IDEA: What's Good for Kids? what Works for Schools? : Hearing of the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, United States Senate, One Hundred Seventh Congress, Second Session, on Examining the Implementation of the Individuals with Disabilities Act, as it Applies to Children and Schools, March 21, 2002, Volume 4

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Page 15 - may be found in additional material.] The CHAIRMAN. Thank you very much for a very comprehensive and thoughtful statement. We
Page 41 - I also currently serve as president of the National Association of State Directors of Special Education. I appreciate the opportunity to
Page 5 - would ask that my full statement be included in the record and would
Page 13 - we can point to lower dropout and higher graduation rates among students with disabilities as significant accomplishments for the IDEA, we still need much improvement in the transition from school to work and from school to postsecondary education for students with disabilities. The dropout rate for children with disabilities is still about twice that of their peers, and
Page 10 - as Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services at the US Department of Education.
Page 18 - tax dollars would be used to support administrative paperwork and not educational programs.
Page 21 - The CHAIRMAN. Senator Reed? Senator REED. Thank you, Mr. Chairman. Thank you, Mr.
Page 33 - have done that there is an inherent conflict of interest in having the Department of Education be the agency that provides technical assistance to States and school districts on the implementation of the law and also being the agency required to enforce the law, which we have found has not been done very well.
Page 62 - opportunity to appear before this Committee to talk about what is working and what is not working with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), particularly in light of the changes that were made when the IDEA was last reauthorized in 1997. My testimony will include specific recommendations for the current reauthorization.
Page 46 - the school district's responsibility to provide a service whether or not it is viewed as a school's obligation. While examples are few, and most parents and school districts have positive relationships, the fear of litigation when these types of differences arise is threatening to staff and causing some of them to look

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