Florida has curbed the number of students receiving special-education services with a voucher system, write two education experts in this opinion article. Too often, the availability of funding for special education has been an incentive for schools to overdiagnose disabilities, the writers assert. The voucher system allows students in need of special education to transfer to a private school, and the authors say that causes public schools to be careful about mislabeling students as learning-disabled as part of an effort to keep more students enrolled.

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