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Ratification of Treaty on Rights of Persons with Disabilities Fails

Education Week, On Special Education

The U.S. Senate rejected the ratification of the U.N. Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. The chamber fell five votes short of the two-thirds majority needed to approve the treaty, which special education advocates hoped would pass, noting that 90 percent of children with disabilities in developing countries have no access to education. In the 61-38 vote, the Associated Press reported, all 38 no votes came from Republicans.

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