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Special education has been underfunded by the federal government for many years, according to educators, causing school districts across the nation to subsidize it through their general funds. The Duluth School Board met with U.S. Rep. Pete Stauber on Thursday to discuss the district’s unique situation.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Congressman Pete Stauber (MN-08) and Congresswoman Angie Craig (MN-02) continued their bipartisan push for the federal government to meet its obligation to fully fund special education for Minnesota schools. The two introduced an amendment to a House spending package stressing the importance of state grants under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.
While we are on opposite sides of the aisle in Congress, we want many of the same things for our neighbors, including timely and affordable health care, safer communities or brighter futures for our children. Sometimes, we just have different ideas on how to get there.
On one issue in particular, we share a lot of common ground. We are both parents of children with special needs and have found that the federal government is not meeting its funding obligation to Minnesota’s students who need special education services.