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Georgia's Scandalous Segregated System for Warehousing Students with Disabilities

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"Georgia has a separate system of schools for children who act out, children whose teachers want to get rid of them. Children, especially black boys, are warehoused in buildings with ill-trained staff and meager instruction.  Psychologists who remained seemed to be given free rein. Over the years, a few parents became so suspicious of the program that they sent their children to school wearing recording devices. On one tape, a teacher could be heard giving a child what someone in the room called a “be-quiet hit.” On another, teachers laughed about how they had put a student in a seclusion room because they needed a break. In 2004, a thirteen-year-old student hanged himself in a Time Out Room. . Federal law requires that children with disabilities be educated in the least restrictive environment, but Georgia ignores it. This scandal must be addressed!

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