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  • Writer's pictureAdam Dayan, Esq.

Charter Schools & Special Needs Students

As the influence of charter schools continues to grow, there is greater scrutiny about the extent to which they accept and accommodate children with special needs. The word on the street is that charter schools who do accept children with learning disabilities, commonly "counsel them out." This way, their acceptance numbers of such students are higher but their test scores and graduation rates are not lower. I haven't personally undertaken an empirical study on the issue, but the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) has:


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