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Is special education used for kids who simply misbehave?

In this column I will be discussing the results of a one-year investigation that we conducted surrounding special education in Minnesota. The opinion of HIT investigators and myself is not included in this column. We began looking at Special Education over a year ago when a parent who was concerned that their child was being mistreated and not receiving their appropriate level of special education service contacted us. Once we started the investigation we realized that we had walked into a minefield and that special education was, as one person put it, “Americas worst kept secret.” In this column we will attempt to present all viewpoints and give you the reader an idea of the complexity surrounding this issue. So, let’s see what people had to say. Continue Reading →

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