Education Policy

Separate is not equal: Enforcing the right of students with disabilities to equal educational opportunities alongside their peers without disabilities in their neighborhood schools.

All students deserve an education that prepares them for employment, college, and living independently.  That includes students with disabilities.  Yet many students with disabilities continue to be segregated in separate schools and classrooms, where the expectations are low and the quality of education is even lower.  Too few graduate with a diploma, and too many are pushed into the criminal justice system through the school-to-prison pipeline.  CPR is engaged in policy initiatives to ensure that all students with disabilities have the opportunity to receive a quality education, with the supports they need to succeed, alongside their peers without disabilities.