My WHYY Newsworks post this week looks at New Jersey's high costs associated with special education, specifically our habit of sending children with disabilities to out-of-district placements. This month's release of the Christie Administration's Education Transformation Task Force Report adds a sense of urgency to finding ways to mitigate costs while adhering to special education law:
In fact, the last Report takes on the complex issue of special education. Here, instead of recommending diminution of the DOE's oversight, the Task Force recommends that the DOE take a much stronger role, particularly with regulating the tuition increases charged by N.J.'s healthy industry of private special education schools.
Read the whole thing here.
Labels: DOE, special education