Friday, December 14, 2007

Parents accuse schools of mainstreaming to save money

Jonathan Schuster's parents wanted him in special education for his attention-deficit disorder, learning disabilities and bipolar disorder, but educators said mainstreaming would serve him best. His parents believe the decision was based on the school's budget, and they aren't alone. The Wall Street Journal (free content)

Parents fight son's special-education placement: Massachusetts parents are asking a judge to keep their 13-year-old son with learning and behavioral issues out of special education. The parents say the school is too closely monitoring their son's behavior and he is a normal child in a "negative and hostile environment." The Boston Globe (12/13)

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