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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