Ga. Special Education Segregates, Lacks Programs, DOJ Says

A sidewalk and parking lot are shown at one of the GNETS programs in Fayette County. The Department of Justice said some programs are in "poor-quality" buildings, and the programs are illegally segregating children from their peers.

A sidewalk and parking lot are shown at one of the GNETS programs in Fayette County. The Department of Justice said some programs are in “poor-quality” buildings, and the programs are illegally segregating children from their peers.

Story aired nationally on NPR’s Morning Edition,¬†August 10, 2015.

The U.S. Justice Department says the state of Georgia is illegally segregating some students with disabilities. It says a state program discriminates by keeping children with behavioral disorders apart from their peers and by depriving them of extracurricular activities. From member station WABE in Atlanta, Elly Yu reports.

 

 

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