Thursday, September 27, 2012

Confronting the High Costs of Special Education in NJ

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.