About the Issue
Update: The amendment was defeated on October 20th. Thanks to everyone who made their voices heard.
The Isakson amendment would remove the limits on how many students with disabilities can be counted as making adequate results or sufficient progress using less challenging systems of standards and assessments. This amendment would allow schools to take millions of students with disabilities off track for a regular high school diploma as early as 3rd grade when assessment decisions are made in schools, relegating them to lower career and college expectations—simply because they receive special education services.
Note: This action alert is limited to senators from: Arkansas, Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Minnesota, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennslyvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Washington, and Wyoming.