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John Kline Takes Arne Duncan To Task Over Special Education Funding

Educational funding for students with disabilities became the subject of yet another heated partisan argument with no resolution at a budget hearing Tuesday, after Rep. John Kline (R-Minn.) attacked Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on the subject.

Duncan disagreed with Kline’s characterization of the administration’s 2015 budget request, saying that it increases special education funding by $100 million. The budget proposal calls for a spending increase of 2 percent for education compared to the previous year.