This is the second of a series of blog posts that takes a look at special education requirements and funding, including both state and federal funding. This post focuses on federal funding.
When state and federal mandates to provide special education service were first imposed on local school districts back in the 1970s, it was generally assumed that targeted state and federal funding that went along with these mandates would cover much, if not all, of the costs of providing special education services to students with disabilities. That assumption was quickly proven wrong. Continue reading A closer look at Special Education funding in Wisconsin—Part two of a series