Education Dept rescinds documents on rights of students with disabilities: report

Greg Nash

The Education Department has rescinded 72 documents that laid out the rights of students with disabilities, The Washington Post reported Saturday.

The department has pulled the guidance as part of the Trump administration’s attempts to repeal regulations officials believe to be unnecessary.

{mosads}The documents were rescinded on Oct. 2, according to the Post.

A spokeswoman for Education Secretary Betsy DeVos did not return a request for comment to the Post. The Education Department did not immediately return a request for comment from The Hill.

The Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services revealed in a newsletter Friday that the documents had been rescinded “due to being outdated, unnecessary, or ineffective,” according to the Post.

The rescinded documents include information on how schools can spend federal funds allocated for special education, as well as guidance for parents on advocating for their children.

The Education Department has been examining its regulations as part of an administration-wide push to roll back any rules that are considered superfluous.

The department most recently came under fire for rescinding Obama-era campus sexual assault rules, claiming the regulations did not do enough to protect the rights of the accused.

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