Take Action to Protect Equity in Education

May 7, 2018
Take Action to Protect Equity in Education

Help Protect our Kids!

The U.S. Department of Education is seeking comment on whether it should delay regulations on racial disproportionality in special education that school districts are currently in the process of implementing. NDRN believes this delay will eventually lead to cancelling these regulations altogether which will harm students. We can’t let that happen! These protections are needed to ensure that every child has the same chance to receive a quality education.

What is disproportionality?

In this interview we explain what significant disproportionality is, how it harms students with disabilities who are students of color, and what you can do to ensure equity in education for all children.

How can you help?

You can help by clicking this link and telling the Department of Education that delaying this regulation will harm children. Sharing a personal story or details will add to the impact of your statement.

Read our letter to the Department of Education and see what others are saying below.

Sample Comments

“I oppose the proposed delay in implementation of regulations affecting student with disabilities. These regulations are needed to ensure that the Significant Disproportionality provisions of the IDEA are properly implemented. There has been ample study of this issue, and plenty of time  for states and local districts to implement the regulations.  A delay at this point will only serve to harm children.”

“I write today to express my strong opposition to a delay in the compliance date for the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act’s disproportionality regulations. Delaying these regulations will increase the likelihood that students with disabilities who are students of color will be subject to inappropriate educational segregation, will be removed from school unnecessarily, and denied services which they need and to which they are entitled.”

“I oppose a delay in the significant disproportionality regs. To now delay implementation of these regulation will result in additional burden to states as well as unnecessary confusion at the state and local level.”