By Christina Hoag
Summary by Accomplished Teacher
"Traditional public schools are educating a higher proportion of students with special needs, shouldering a higher financial burden at a time when their budgets already are strained. Charter, parochial and magnet schools often serve students with milder disabilities, while traditional schools serve those whose disabilities are more severe. "It raises an ethical responsibility question," said Eric Gordon, CEO of the Cleveland Metropolitan School District. "We welcome our students with special needs, but the most expensive programming is on public districts."
This is an important trend. -JL