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What Will The Removal Of Disability Guidelines Mean For Students? A Personal Story On The Potential Impact

On Friday, the Department of Education announced they were rescinding 72 “outdated, unnecessary and ineffective” policy documents, as part of the Trump administration’s efforts to cut down on regulations.

You might think, ok, no big deal, but some of those documents outlined the rights of students with disabilities.

As Temple University Professor Douglas Webber explained in a Twitter thread captured by fellow Education blogger Erika Sanzi, Information is power for families forced to advocate for their families. Simply rescinding “outdated” guidance documents without replacing could have a huge impact.

Check out Webber’s personal story, originally posted on Erika’s blog Good School Hunting:


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