Thursday, September 18, 2008

Education Week: Palin Still Light on Plans

I like to cite credible sources, and I consider Education Week a pretty good source on education issues. Christina Samuels, an Education Week reporter on special education, notes that in Gov. Palin's recent speech in Colorado, she talked about the needs of people with disabilities but offered no solutions -- only talking (vaguely) about the need for research.

Samuels writes: "Just like with McCain's speech at the Republican National Convention, I'm left wondering why there was no mention of the Individuals with Disabilities in Education Act. The opening was right there, but Palin made a quick pivot from talking about people currently living with disabilities to curing diseases. Also, the disability advocates I've had the opportunity to interview seem to care less about government obstruction, and more about just having enough funding to explore the topics they consider important." Read more.
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