How Mich. school-choice policies affect special education

01/14/2013 | Education Week Teacher

School-choice policies have affected Detroit public schools in some unexpected ways, including resulting in a decline in overall student enrollment, but an increase in special-education numbers, educator John Thompson writes in this guest blog post. Thompson recounts how such policies affected his school and questions whether policymakers have considered the range of disabilities Detroit public schools serve and the challenges many are facing as they try to meet the needs of more students with individualized education programs.

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