Historic Look at IDEA. Evolving Issues and Practices. Sad U.S. History. Many people (children) with disabilities were abandoned, killed, ‘warehoused’ in deplorable, inhumane institutions. Education was not a consideration. Initial Programs.
Evolving Issues and Practices
-- Increased accountability
--More choices for parents & students
--Greater $$ flexibility for states, school districts, and schools
--Stronger emphasis on reading