Special-education assessments to be revamped in England

09/27/2009 | Guardian (London), The

England is looking at revamping the country's system for evaluating the educational needs of children with disabilities and special needs. The process has been criticised by many parents in England for being too labourious and lengthy. Schools Secretary Ed Balls supports a measure to have children's assessments be made by experts other than local officials, who many parents believe underestimate students' needs in an effort to keep costs down.

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