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Sunday, February 14, 2016

New GAO Study Finds that State and Local Rules Frustrate Special Educators

From Jim Gerl's Special Education Law Blog

By Jim Gerl, Esq.
February 8, 2016

The federal Government Accountability Office has issued a report concluding that state and local rules and regulations complicate federal efforts to reduce paperwork and administrative burdens on special educators.

(Alert readers will remember that the GAO used to have a less sexy title: Government Accounting Office. Visions of green eye shades likely caused the change.)

The report notes that special educators said that they spend one to two hours per day on administrative tasks - time that might be better utilized in the classroom.

This is a provocative statement. Interestingly, the GAO made no recommendations in this report, which contains a wealth of information about this topic.

You can read a summary here.

The full 37-page report is available here.

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