CEC has released its agenda of policy initiatives for the 113th Congress. This agenda was created in collaboration with CEC’s Children and Youth Action Network and approved by the CEC Board of Directors. The agenda details priority issues for CEC’s advocacy in the next two years and CEC’s continued dedication to legislative issues which are vital for children and youth with disabilities and/or gifts and talents, their families, and the professionals who work with them.
CEC’s advocacy priorities emerge from one essential conviction: every child deserves access to a challenging, motivating, and rigorous education. A high quality education requires superior leadership, full financial support, effective instruction, skilled staff, appropriate programs, suitable facilities, and family and community involvement. At a time when numerous policy challenges and opportunities are confronting special and gifted education, CEC stands ready to collaborate with policymakers to craft solutions that will positively impact children and youth with exceptionalities and the professionals who work on their behalf.
CEC is committed to ensuring that the voice of special and gifted education is heard in public policy forums in which decisions are made or influenced. Read CEC’s Public Policy Agenda for the 113th Congress here.