Family Voices Indiana shares the following action alert from AUCD: Amendment Harms Access to Graduation for Students with Disabilities Vote No! SUMMARY: Sen. Tom Harkin (D-IA) introduced a bill to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) last week, called the Strengthening America’s Schools Act (SASA). The bill makes a number of important improvements for students with disabilities and is strongly supported by AUCD and other disability advocates. The bill is scheduled to be considered in Committee tomorrow , Tuesday . Republican Members of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee (HELP) may offer an amendment that would allow schools to significantly lower the academic expectations for students with disabilities by allowing an overuse of alternate assessments. We urge you to join us in helping to defeat this amendment. BACKGROUND : Under current law, States can use a set of assessments and modified standards for chi
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