Special Education Plans

Trainor, Charles K.
January 2011
American School Board Journal;Jan2011, Vol. 198 Issue 1, p42
The article focuses on expenses of school districts' special education programs in the U.S. It states that tax caps worsen the increasing costs of special education in school districts, and administrators including boards are forced to cut regular education programs due to required services ordered by law and in order to save budget. It also mentions the potential abuse in special education, stressing the impact of inadequate required services on students. It adds that the Department of Health and Human Services had found the employment of consulting firms by some school districts to deal with Medicaid claims, and these companies are pushing school officials to overprice the Medicaid to boost their compensation.


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