IDEA: The Advocacy Of Students With Disabilities

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"While IDEA (and its many predecessors) has always had a clear vision and wonderful tools for ensuring that students with disabilities received equal educational opportunities; too often the law is merely a glimmer of possibilities without the strong advocacy of students, parents and their advocates. The advocacy, training and support provided by COPAA and its members is a wonderful means of helping students and families turn that vision into reality." Blakemore’s uses the phrase “and many predecessors” here to show that she understands that IDEA is not perfect. The law has been been revised multiple times and although IDEA has a vision and tools to insure that students with disabilities receive an equal education, that is not enough. Blakemore

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