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Date: 2017-03-24

Opinion: Finding the right fit for charters and special-needs students

Accusations that charters don’t want to deal with special-ed costs and challenges are getting us — and our children — nowhere. Within the foxholes of New Jersey’s charter school wars, the target de jour is special education, specifically the accusation by school-choice opponents that alternative public schools intentionally discriminate against children with special needs. In posh Princeton, the charter school there just received approval to expand its enrollment by 76 students, and a primary line of attack is that Princeton Charter School enrolls far fewer students with disabilities.

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