Interesting Example Of The Interplay Between State And Federal Governments When It Comes To Special
Although this Education Week blog post relates to South Carolina, it is an interesting example of the tension between state and federal governments when special education funding is involved. States cannot decrease special education funding from year to year without a waiver from the U.S. Department of Education. Over the last two years South Carolina has cut its special education funding by roughly $111 million and if it does not replace those funds, it will be penalized by losing that same amount of federal funding that it otherwise would have been entitled to.
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