DeVos Does Not Recommend Any Waivers for IDEA

News & Updates April 28th, 2020

Due to the advocacy efforts of parents and the disability community, Betsy Devos chose NOT to make anyway waiver recommendations in regards to IDEA.

“We undertook this task acknowledging the reality that most students and teachers are at home today; yet, America’s teachers want to keep teaching and students need to keep learning,” DeVos said in a statement. “While the department has provided extensive flexibility to help schools transition, there is no reason for Congress to waive any provision designed to keep students learning. With ingenuity, innovation and grit, I know this nation’s educators and schools can continue to faithfully educate every one of its students.”

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