TX Refused Special Education to Students with Disabilities

In January 2018 the Department of Education notified the Texas Education Agency that a target maximum number of special education students violated federal law. Texas had set the maximum number at 8.5% in 2004, and schools that surpassed that number were penalized. This means that potentially hundreds of thousands of students were not provided the special education they required, and which was required by federal law. The state attempted to save education dollars by refusing services to students with disabilities, including developmental, physical, and mental health issues. This is an example of ableism.