Special ed cuts won’t hurt students, Philly school officials say
By Kevin McCorry for NewsWorks on Jul 15, 2014
“The Philadelphia School District laid off 157 special education classroom assistants and one-to-one aides last week in a move that officials say won’t negatively affect children.
School advocates in the legal community, though, remain highly dubious.
Chief Financial Officer Matt Stanski explained the District’s rationale to the School Reform Commission at a June 30 meeting.
“We believe we can maintain existing services for our special education students and, in fact, enhance them through management efficiencies and still see this expenditure reduction,” Stanski said.”
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