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Special education changes in motion in Schenectady

District reacts to federal probe findings

Central Park Middle School is pictured. The Schenectady City School District has been told to reduce the number of students in special education districtwide.
Central Park Middle School is pictured. The Schenectady City School District has been told to reduce the number of students in special education districtwide.
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Children are already being moved out of special education in response to a federal investigation of civil rights violations in Schenectady. The city school district has 2,000 students in special education — more than 1 out of every 5 students. And many of them are not actually disabled, according to the special education expert hired to help the school district. “I know that not one out of every five kids has a disability. That’s not ...

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JIMOCONNOR
November 19, 2013
11:12 p.m.

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What are these kids being told about themselves. What is the 'repatriation' process for the students. Where has Levay done this before? Was it Iowa City.

When does the posturing end, and these kids get their childhood back.

Spring couldn't come up with a better example of classification stigma than not qualifying for the military. First off it's a highly inaccurate generalization. Secondly, his remedy is a reductionistic farce. Military induction just does not operate as he describes it.

I hope these kids get what they need and deserve. We'll have to wait to see.

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