- Testimony (Boundy) before Hon. Robert (Bobby) Scott, Chair, Summit on Closing the Achievement Gap, U.S. House of Rep. (12/14/09) (PDF) Testimony in response to question: Can the legal theory behind requiring special education students to be educated to high standards be used by analogy to apply to a clear and acknowledged pattern of under-educating low-income and minority children so that all children are provided a quality education?
- CLE Extensive Comments (Part I, Part II) in response to US House of Rep., Committee on Education and Labor Staff Discussion Draft Bill on Reauthorization of Title I of the ESEA, Sept. 5, 2007 (PDF)
- CLE Comments (partial) in response to US House of Rep., Committee on Education and Labor, Staff Discussion Draft Bill, RE: Use of Modified Achievement Standards for Students with Disabilities Sept. 5, 2009 (PDF)
- "Principles and Legislative Recommendations regarding Reauthorization of Title I of the ESEA/NCLB," submission of CLE to U.S. Senate, Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (Spring 2007) (PDF) Detailed analysis by CLE proposes a reconceptualization of the accountability framework under current law by combining a tighter definition of AYP with less punitive approaches to closing the achievement gaps, by broadening the curriculum and supporting authentic instruction provided by qualified teachers, by reducing focus on testing through use of multiple measures and formative assessment and proposing more equitable distribution of funds and teacher quality.
- CLE Letter (Boundy) to Hon. Senators Judd Gregg and Edward M. Kennedy, Conferees to H.R. 1350, Reauthorization of IDEA (Nov. 4, 2004) (PDF) CLE identifies concerns with HR 1350that undermine legal protections under IDEA and are inconsistent with basic principles for all students under Title I/NCLB ( e.g., eliminating the right to "stay-put" during appeals; encouraging disciplinary exclusions, dropouts and removals of students who will NOT be counted for purposes of "AYP"; quashing the affirmative duty to provide FAPE to eligible children so that ALL children might learn; codifying unequal and low expectations for students with disabilities); and includes recommendations to preserve the protections of IDEA consistent with the principles of NCLB.
- Comments of CLE, with Nat’l Council of Centers for Independent Living and Coalition of Parent Centers, to Conferees on Reauthorization of IDEA 2004, Nov. 1, 2004 (PDF)
- Testimony by CLE (Stoneman) before the U.S. House of Representatives, Appropriations Committee, Testimony on Parent Centers (PDF) Urging Reauthorization and Increased Funding for Parental Information and Local Family Resource Centers under Title I of the ESEA, April 5, 2000.