The role of education in combating poverty among people with disabilities

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Curt Decker, CEO of NDRN

Education is a mighty tool in the fight against poverty among people with disabilities, and soon the nation’s elected officials will work on the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, ESEA.

In a recent Huffington Post article, Curt Decker of the National Disability Rights Network, provides the historical backdrop as Congress and the President prepare to make this important decision.

According to Decker, “We must demand that Congress enact a law that includes robust accountability measures. We must ensure that all students, including students with disabilities, become independent, integrated and competitively employed members of society.”

Read more of Decker’s Huffington Post article, and follow him on twitter: http://www.twitter.com/NDRNAdvocates.

Disability Rights Washington, publisher of Rooted in Rights, is the designated protection and advocacy agency for Washington, and is a member of the National Disability Rights Network.