Laura Kaloi, the Public Policy Director of the National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD), spoke recently to the United States House of Representatives Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary and Secondary Education in regards to the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) and its importance to students with learning disabilities.

Kaloi stressed the importance of keeping students with learning disabilities at the same performance level as other students, as well as keeping parents informed of classroom activity. She stated that these students need to be tested fairly, and on the same scale as other students so that they are college and career ready upon leaving high school. Watch her full speech to the committee above, or to read a transcript of her speech over at