The Regular Education Initiative as Reagan-Bush Education Policy

  title={The Regular Education Initiative as Reagan-Bush Education Policy},
  author={James M. Kauffman},
  journal={The Journal of Special Education},
  pages={256 - 278}
  • J. Kauffman
  • Published 1 October 1989
  • Education
  • The Journal of Special Education
Proposals for radical reform or integration of special and general education, known as the Regular Education Initiative (REI), are consistent with the Reagan-Bush administration's agenda for education. Such proposals represesent a revolution in basic concepts related to the education of handicapped students that have provided the foundation of special education for over a century. As a political strategy, the REI is consistent with the Reagan-Bush tendency to focus on a small number of highly… 
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