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  •  Without the ADA and IDEA, the prison system... (2+ / 0-)
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    WakeUpNeo, cocinero

    ...would be filled with an even higher number of former special educations students than it has now - 8% students with IEPs in schools, 32% prisoners had IEPs.

    I see the impact of these protections as akin to those provided by the creation of labor unions. And interestingly, the attitude of school admin officials toward parents and others who advocate for special needs students is often similar to the attitudes of management towards active union members.

    Halt the abuse of special education students, sign the petition.

    by dsnodgrass on Mon Jan 28, 2013 at 05:34:56 AM PST

    •  Scary numbers... (2+ / 0-)
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      cocinero, dsnodgrass

      and becoming even more so as researchers begin to look at how many incarcerated people may have sustained brain injuries --- often as a result of child abuse. Won't provide links here, but could easily fill one or more diaries...

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