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Bill would add family factors to placements

Jul 04, 2012 1:11 am
Al Baker reported in the New York Times under a measure passed by both houses of the State Legislature last month, the “home life and family background” of special education students must be taken into consideration when public school officials are deciding whether to place a child in a public school or pay for private schooling. Critics of the bill found the language in the bill was too broad and may allow individuals to improperly seek to challenge a student’s recommended educational placement by using a student’s religious background as the primary factor to determine placement. Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo's position on the measure is not clear. The Legislature has not yet sent him the bill, according to the Governor’s office. Read the full story in the New York Times.
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