Powell, Youngblood & Taylor’s Special Education Practice Group Leader, Geneva Taylor was invited to speak on NBC affiliate KPRC Channel 2 Houston Newsmakers with Khambrel Marshall about the COVID-19 special education class action lawsuits, J.T., ET. AL. V. BILL DE BLASIO, ET. AL. The lawsuit seeks an order to force schools to open for in-person instruction for special education students or, in the alternative, provide private school vouchers. Ms. Taylor advocated for public education and discussed the merits of the case.
In the interview, Ms. Taylor praised the efforts of our Texas public schools and emphasized that the program provided to special education students must be individualized and there can be no one-size fits all approach. Ms. Taylor reminded viewers that families and parents should work collaboratively to develop a program for their students. She pointedly noted that taxpayer dollars are better spend in our classrooms rather than on costly litigation.
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