Monday, April 27, 2009

Court Weighs Funding for Special Education

Private-School Tuition at Heart of Case
By Robert Barnes and Daniel de Vise
Washington Post Staff Writers
Monday, April 27, 2009

The Supreme Court will consider a question this week that has riled parents, cost local school boards here and across the country hundreds of millions of dollars, and vexed the justices themselves: When must public school officials pay for private schooling for children with special needs?

The issue has emerged as one of the fastest-growing components of local education budgets, threatening to "seriously deplete public education funds," which would then detract from the care of students with disabilities who remain in the system, according to a brief filed by the nation's urban school districts.

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