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My post today at WHYY’s Newsworks begins here:
Last week a U.S. Court of Appeals issued a ruling in D.L. v. Baltimore City Board of School Commoners that curtails the access of special education services for children who attend private and parochial schools. In much of the country, including New Jersey, special needs kids are eligible for services like speech, occupational, and physical therapy at the expense of their local school districts, regardless of where they attend school.
This ruling is limited to the 4th District Court, which includes Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia. Nonetheless, it has precedential implications for New Jersey, both in districts where parents opt to send their kids to religious and private schools, and for the Opportunity Scholarship Act, a controversial bill currently moribund in the NJ State Legislature.
Read the rest here.