Texas Students Are Still Fighting For Special Education
In 2004, Texas put an arbitrary cap on how many children could receive special education. Last year, the policy was deemed illegal, but some parents still struggle to enroll their kids in special ed.
In 2004, the Texas Education Agency put a cap, an arbitrary one, on how many children with disabilities could receive special education. For more than a decade, tens of thousands of children were denied services while the state saved billions of dollars. Last year, the Department of Education declared the policy illegal. But in a new investigation with the Houston Chronicle, Laura Isensee with Houston Public Media finds that Texas students are still fighting for special ed.
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