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===Trump/GOP agenda===
*[[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'''. The [https://www.theatlanticwashingtonpost.com/educationnews/powerpost/archivewp/2017/0305/01/trumpswhats-in-the-spending-agreement-we-read-it-so-you-dont-have-to/?utm_term=.e165cad28b7c spending deal] passed by the House and Senate on May 1st, 2017,[http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/c.ampaign-k-12/2017/05/budget_deal_2017_title_I_special_education_spending.html] includes:**More money for special education**More money for [http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/campaign-budgetk-revealed12/5198372017/?utm_source=atltw05/budget_deal_2017_title_I_special_education_spending.html TRIO], which serves disabled students, among others.
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