Washington, D.C – Congresswoman Brownley is happy to announce she will be co-chairing the Dyslexia Caucus with her Republican colleague, Representative Bill Cassidy of Louisiana.
“We are pleased to have Ms. Brownley on board as co-chair for the Dyslexia Caucus,” Dr. Cassidy said. “Ms. Brownley will bring to the table almost 20 years of experience in education as the former Chair of the California Assembly Education Committee, and a long time school board member prior to that. In fact, her entry into public service began as a PTA mom out of frustration that adequate resources weren’t being provided in the classroom to address her daughter’s dyslexia.”
The Dyslexia Caucus is a bipartisan task force dedicated to increasing public awareness about dyslexia and ensuring equal educational opportunities to students with the disorder. According to a November 2011 Government Accountability Office report (GAO-12-40), many students with learning and other disabilities, including dyslexia, are not receiving accommodations, such as extended testing time, required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) when they take high stakes examinations such as the SAT, GRE, LSAT, or US Medical Licensing Examinations and others.