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Students with Disabilities
*[[Trump_Administration#Secretary_of_Education_Betsy_DeVos|Education Secretary Betsy DeVos]] stated in her confirmation hearing that enforcement of the Individuals with [[Disability Rights|Disabilities Education Act]] should be left to the states, seemingly unaware that this is a federal law.[https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/answer-sheet/wp/2017/01/18/six-astonishing-things-betsy-devos-said-and-refused-to-say-at-her-confirmation-hearing/?tid=sm_tw&utm_term=.0282de4a851f]
*Trump’s budget proposal maintains $13 billion in funding for IDEA special education programs, but '''cuts funding for TRIO programs, which provide support for disabled students'''. [https://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2017/03/trumps-education-budget-revealed/519837/?utm_source=atltw]
 
===Recent Updates===
*4/22/2017: John Benjamin Haygood, a 10-year-old boy with autism, was arrested at his school for being disruptive and allegedly striking his aide. John was frustrated at not getting enough help with his work and said that the aide had pinched him. His mother videotaped the arrest and the video's release has sparked outrage. Disabled students are far more likely to be arrested for disruptive behavior because going through law enforcement allows schools to bypass IDEA laws. [http://www.cnn.com/2017/04/22/opinions/autism-student-arrest-video-perry/index.html]
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