Detroit schools struggle to pay for special education

06/7/2011 | Detroit Free Press

Declining tax revenue and diminishing federal stimulus funding has created tightened school budgets in Detroit, where schools are struggling to pay for programs and services mandated for students with disabilities. To preserve special education, some districts may have to make deep cuts in general education funding, which could affect everything from faculty salaries to school sports. Still, parents of children with special needs are concerned that special-education services will suffer.

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