Educating Everyone

Nov 7, 2009

The Struggles In Special Education on the Cape and Islands

Reporters: Sean Corcoran and Cathy Corman
Co-produced by Steve Young and Sean Corcoran
Executive producer and editor: Steve Young

Almost 20 percent of the state's school children receive special education services, and the number is rising, as are the costs. The law says schools, no matter the price, must offer students help if they otherwise can't progress effectively. But to educate one severely disabled student can cost a school district in the hundreds of thousands of dollars, raising questions about what is fair, what is doable financially, and what is right morally. 

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