Parents with special needs children deserve school options

By Dianna Muldrow - Special to the American-Statesman

A recent investigative report from the Houston Chronicle alleges that the Texas Education Agency (TEA) has systematically lowered the number of students granted special education status in the state since 2004. Using reports from former teachers and administrators, as well as the introduction of a measuring tool for special education populations in school districts in 2004, the report states that the TEA set 8.5 percent of the student population as the maximum for special education populations in Texas.

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