Respecting Federal, State, and Local Approaches to IDEA and Service Delivery Models

Pam L. Epler (Grand Canyon University, USA)
Copyright: © 2019 |Pages: 82
EISBN13: 9781522594987|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-8069-0.ch002
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Abstract

This chapter focuses on the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, which states that students with exceptionalities will be afforded an education without cost to themselves or their family. Since funding for special education programs are typically double the cost of a general education program, the chapter discusses the historical and current practices that state educational agencies have had to devise in order to pay for the services because the federal government has not followed through with its promise of providing 40% of the total costs to educate these children. The chapter concludes with a discussion about the future trends for special education funding.
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