Local union member testifies at nation’s Capitol on special education funding

Melina sitting in an office chair holding yellow roses and smiling
Melina Espiritu-Azocar

Northside AFT’s Melina Espiritu-Azocar traveled to Washington DC on Tuesday to testify on how historic underfunding of the the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) has impacted students with disabilities.

Espiritu-Azocar joined several other organizations to promote “Fulfill the Promise,” an initiative to fully fund IDEA and ensure all children have access to special education services.