Department Of Education Rescinds 72 Disabled Student Policy Guidance Documents But No Changes To Actual Policy

 In Education, Government Regulations   Last Updated: November 12, 2017

The Department of Education rescinded 72 guidance documents for policy around services for disabled students, but these guidance documents were aids to help students, parents, and teachers better understand and correctly interpret the rights of disabled students.  The documents were rescinded due to being “outdated, unnecessary, or ineffective.”

“‘There are absolutely no policy implications to these rescission,’ said Elizabeth Hill, a spokeswoman for Secretary Betsy DeVos. ‘Students with disabilities and their advocates will see no impact on services provided.’”

President Trump signed an executive order on January 30, 2017 to limit the number and cost of federal regulations.

 

 

Moriah Balingit. "https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/education/wp/2017/10/23/the-education-department-phased-out-72-policy-documents-for-disabled-students-heres-why/?tid=a_inl&utm_term=.3e2e9650ba90." Washington Post, 23 October 2017. Web. 12 November 2017.
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