Parents of Hawaii students with special needs will fight furloughs

10/13/2009 | Honolulu Advertiser, The

Parents of students with special needs in Hawaii may pursue legal action over a plan to furlough teachers for 17 days this school year. Concerns that students will be denied therapies and instruction required by federal law have prompted the parents to retain attorney Eric Seitz, who successfully argued a class-action lawsuit that has prompted a $400 million increase in state spending for special education since it was settled in 1994.

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