ACLU: Charter Schools Illegally Excluding Students


The ACLU of Arizona is claiming some valley charter schools are illegally excluding students.  A report from the civil rights group released yesterday says several schools had admission requirements that deterred students with disabilities, weak grades, low test scores and behavioral problems.  

In some cases, schools capped the number of students with disabilities they would serve, which is a violation of federal law.  

The "Arizona Republic" reports the Arizona Charter Schools Association President Eileen Sigmund says the report makes broad-brush accusations that are misleading.  

The ACLU examined 471 charter schools in the state.


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