Representative Requests GAO Report on Administrative Burdens of IDEA

Which special education “paperwork” tasks take “reams” of time? The chair of the House Education and the Workforce Committee, John Kline, sent a letter (linked here) to the Government Accountability Office (GAO) requesting a report on the administrative burdens of IDEA. The letter asks the GAO to examine what parts of IDEA place the biggest administrative load on schools, why the load is still significant after the 2004 reauthorization, and what could be done to reduce paperwork in the future. (Perhaps they are gathering ideas for reducing those reams in the next reauthorization.)