Tomorrow is Election Day. If you’re still undecided about which candidate is right for you, you are not alone. What is important is that you as a voter make an informed decision whether you’d like to see President Obama or Governor Romney as the next President of the United States based on their respective stances on issues you care about.
If you’re a parent of a special needs child, one of those issues may be in the realm of education. Today, special education is a major component of a candidate’s education plan with schools taking the burden of providing quality teaching to students with special needs and struggling along the way.
What is not surprising is that neither President Obama nor Governor Romney provide a clear cut way to deal with special education. It was either under the guises of several education initiatives or intertwined in other areas such as early education and technology innovation in schools.
Last month, Alyson Klein of EducationWeek attended the Republican National Convention and Democratic National Convention and spoke with NPR on each candidate’s respective stance on special education. While taking information on each candidate’s historical moves, we have created a comparison chart below. This chart is only a starting point and meant to help readers conduct further research.
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