Education for All Children and Youth


The National Collaboration for Youth believes that:

  • The federal government should fulfill its promise of providing an education to every child and youth with or without disabilities.


Congress should take the following actions related to education:

  • Fulfill its 27-year-old promise to pay 40% of special education costs by fully funding Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.
  • Secure this funding as a mandatory expenditure so that children, youth, their families, and state and local education agencies will be assured of its continuation each year.
  • Enact the Helping Children Succeed by Fully Funding the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, introduced as S 466 and HR 1330 in the 107 th Congress.