That’s the amount special education/early intervention programs were cut by as a result of sequestration.
Now, as Congress begins its process of setting the annual funding levels for all education programs, including IDEA’s early intervention and special education programs, CEC is calling on lawmakers to increase the investment in special/gifted education programs. Join our call today!
On July 9th, the Senate Appropriations Labor-Health-Education Subcommittee will decide on its recommendation for special/gifted education programs, among many others, which will be put forth to the full Appropriations Committee on July 11th. At some point, the House will embark on a similar path unless they skip the process altogether.
As news outlets are reporting the House and Senate are approaching future funding using dramatically different approaches – with the House using the very low funding levels of sequestration as the starting point; and the Senate rejecting sequestration as the “new normal”.
With schools and communities feeling the financial strain, CEC believes this is the time for a greater Federal investment, not a further retreat from Congress’ 38-year pledge to fully fund IDEA which has never been fulfilled.
Join us in supporting a greater investment in special education programs, special education research, and gifted education by taking action today!