Opinion: Mississippi must preserve special-education, gifted programs

12/31/2009 | Hattiesburg American (Miss.), The

A recent proposal by Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour to cut 68% of funding for gifted, vocational and special education would take a heavy toll on already underfunded programs and would likely keep schools from meeting No Child Left Behind standards, the editorial board of a Mississippi newspaper writes. In addition, many qualified teachers could lose their jobs, leaving gifted students unchallenged and at risk for dropping out of school, the board writes.

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