Sequester Hit Special Education Like 'A Ton of Bricks'

USA TODAY

September 10, 2013

 

Since the first day of class for most schools in Michigan last week, Marcie Lipsitt's phone has been ringing nonstop with parents distraught about cuts to their children's special education services.A new round of special education cuts were taking hold, prompted by a 5% reduction in federal funding of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), said Lipsitt, a longtime advocate for disabled children and co-chair of the Michigan Alliance for Special Education.
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