Hundreds of people in wheelchairs, with walkers, and using ventilators protested in Senators’ offices and RNC offices across the country. Many traveled far from their homes, suffered blazing temperatures, and were denied access to bathrooms and elevators, to make their voices heard. And Senators and RNC staff refused to meet them, had them forcibly ejected, and called police to arrest them.
The Department of Education revived an online resource this week to provide information on the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, months after the old version crashed. Advocates had sharply criticized the administration for the site’s lengthy absence.
Eve Hill, on Take Care, argued that the Administration's focus on privatizing public education threatens the rights of students with disabilities and the ADA Education Reform Act will thwart compliance with the ADA.
Privatization and decentralization of public education will return the U.S. to the days when students with disabilities were out-of-sight and out-of-mind, without meaningful education. Public schools could become the new institutions.