Wednesday, September 24, 2008
A Disability Czar for Obama?
Education Week reporter Christina Samuels links to a transcript of a conference call with two Obama representatives meeting with disability advocates. Samuels notes a proposal to create an "assistant to the president for disability policy" -- which would be the highest appointment ever in this area. I've mentioned before that Obama's disability proposals have been drafted under the leadership of two senior advisers who have children with disabilities -- Michael Strautmanis (who has three children, one with autism) and strategist David Axelrod (whose daughter has developmental disabilities caused by epilepsy).