Parent deems special education students' cleanup duties as demeaning

09/26/2003 | Seattle Times, The

After a parent complained that his son had been humiliated, school officials at the Evergreen School District in Vancouver, Wash., stopped assigning unpaid janitorial duties to students in a vocational program designed to teach real-world skills. Administrators defended the chores as being appropriate to the kind of work many special education students will do after high school.

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