ERIC Number: ED419322
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-May-13
Reference Count: N/A
Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Amendments of 1997. Report of the Committee on Education and the Workforce House of Representatives on H.R. 5 Together with Additional and Dissenting Views [Including cost estimate of the Congressional Budget Office]. House of Representatives, 105th Congress, 1st Session.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Education and the Workforce.
This report explains proposed 1997 amendments to the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA). After the proposed new law is presented, a summary of House action is provided along with a section-by-section analysis of the legislation. A statement from the Committee discusses its intention to review, strengthen, and improve IDEA to better educate children with disabilities and enable them to achieve a quality education by: (1) strengthening the role of parents; (2) ensuring access to the general education curriculum and reforms; (3) focusing on teaching and learning while reducing unnecessary paperwork requirements; (4) assisting educational agencies in addressing the cost of improving special education and related services to children with disabilities; (5) giving increased attention to racial, ethnic, and linguistic diversity to prevent inappropriate identification and mislabeling; (6) ensuring schools are safe and conducive to learning; and (7) encouraging parent and educators to work out their differences by using nonadversarial means. The report also includes a reprint of the original law in order to highlight proposed changes. Additional views from U.S. Representative Major Owens and dissenting views from U.S. Representative Ron Paul are also presented. (CR)
Descriptors: Disabilities, Early Childhood Education, Educational Finance, Educational Legislation, Educational Objectives, Educational Opportunities, Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Aid, Federal Legislation, Federal Programs, Parent Role, Policy Formation, Preschool Education, Public Policy
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Education and the Workforce.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Amendments 1997