The U.S. Department of Education found that Texas violated federal law by failing to provide adequate public education for students with disabilities.
The federal investigation found that the TEA effectively capped the statewide percentage of students who could receive special education services.
Parents often find their choices narrow quickly when they are looking for an after-school program built to serve children with learning differences.
The Texas Senate’s public education funding bill includes a provision for education savings accounts, a program championed by Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick.
The chronic underfunding of special education on the federal level, and public education in general on the State level, have led the Texas Education Agency (TEA) to enact policies that many say harm Texas children.