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Publication Date: 2001
Publisher: Pizzuro, Sal
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act & the Nature of American Politics provides an encapsulated history of the events which led to the original federal mandate & the subsequent reauthorizations. The struggle over the federal role in education & the controversy over the guarantee of a free & appropriate education is explored in detail. This handbook also serves as a report on the negotiations that took place during the 104th & 105th Congresses, leading to the passage of Public Law 105-107, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act amendments of 1996. In addition, the events & change in the cultural climate during the 106th Congress & its impact on IDEA, is discussed. Furthermore, the likely impact of the 107th Congress & the policies of the George W. Bush administration on the delivery of services are also evaluated. Dr. Sal Pizzuro holds a doctorate in Special Education from Columbia University (Teachers College) & received post-doctoral training in Infant & Toddler Assessment & Assistive Technology at the University of Illinois & the University of Kentucky, respectively. During his career, he has chaired more than ten Congressional press conferences for members of the House & Senate from both major political parties. In addition, he served as a consultant to members of the Congress on the last four reauthorizations of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. A public policy specialist, psychometrician, educator & author, Dr. Pizzuro resides in Ocean County, New Jersey.Pizzuro, Sal is the author of 'Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and the Nature of American Politics : A Handbook on Public Policy', published 2001 under ISBN 9780970929600 and ISBN 0970929609.