Opinion: Stricter policies on special-needs enrollment at charters needed

Policymakers need to do more to ensure that charter schools enroll more students who have disabilities, Harvard University professor Thomas Hehir writes. Hehir, who served as the Education Department's special-education director under President Bill Clinton, calls on education officials to develop policies to increase monitoring of charters to ensure they are not discriminating against students with special needs, reduce reimbursement for schools that do not have equitable enrollment and provide support and adequate resources to help charters meet students' diverse needs.

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