Posted by: Denise Marshall
Today, we are providing an update and can share the bill introduced last night in the Senate -- the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act which provides an infusion of cash to key industries, support for health care providers/health care systems and more.
Unfortunately, also included in the bill is a provision that directs the Secretary [DeVos] to report back to Congress within 30 days on the waivers needed under the IDEA and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504) see pages 220-231.The bill also gives the Secretary broad waiver authority over the Higher Education Act (HEA), the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) and Carl D. Perkins education laws.
COPAA ASKS YOU TO RAISE YOUR VOICES IN OPPOSITION TO THIS PROVISION AND ENCOURAGE EVERYONE YOU KNOW TO DO THE SAME!
We cannot allow this to pass. Take Action NOW!:
* Send your Senator an email today!
* Find Your Senators: www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm
* Find your Representative: www.house.gov/representatives/find-your-representative
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