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Pennsylvania Parents Sue Lower Merion School District For Wrongly Classifying Children As Special Needs Students

Pennsylvania Parents Sue Lower Merion School District For Wrongly Classifying Children As Special Needs Students
Huffington Post | January 4, 2011

More than three years ago, parents and students in suburban Philadelphia filed suit against their school district for classifying black children as special education students improperly. Finally, a trial for Blunt et al v. Lower Merion School District has been set.

In July 2007, eight black families filed a class action lawsuit in federal court and claimed the district had failed to provide a proper education to their children.

According to The Philadelphia Inquirer:

[The lawsuit was filed] on behalf of “all present and future African American students” in the district who, “because of defendants’ acts and omissions…are denied access to the general education curriculum; are placed in below-grade-level classes; receive a modified curriculum; and/or are sent to separate, segregated schools which provides them with an education inferior to that provided their Caucasian peers.”  (Read more)