Marie, Houston Chronicle, Texas discussed on Reveal -- From the Center for Investigative Reporting

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To a meeting and marie came armed with medical documents but by the end of the meeting school administrators said gee lead extra coaching putting those official id and put more time into it and we'll see if another reading programme allow next in second grave things got worse for gays and outside psychiatrist diagnosed her with war conditions anxiety depression learning disability in brittany expression in ask for in third grade marie asked again to test jade for special ed and short story is that it was denied afterwards marie pulled the principal aside in said she was willing to do would ever it took it seems like this was a big game it was being played like something behind the scenes was going on where i needed to know some body or i needed to like half a code word or something was their big game being played the houston chronicle investigated special education in texas in why so many children like jade or denied even though these services are supposed to be guaranteed by federal law laura ice and see a few public media has the story of how investigative reporter brian rosenthal uncovered wolves going on brian rosenthal was reporting for the houston chronicle in two thousand sixteen when he got a tip from a guy named destined rangers dust as an attorney with disability right texas he says he started to notice something unusual about special education in the state the calls used to be about quality of services and now most of them are about just getting in the door when dustin tried to get kids tested for special ed officials kept mentioning the same number eight point five percent well you know we have to be careful of our 85 percent honor and we never even knew what they were talking about because of course there's nothing in federal law or in idea that suggests that there should be any couch you're going to hear that number a lot in this story destin thought it was some kind of target taxes is set for how many children with disabilities could receive special education that didn't make sense to brian because federal law says there should be no limit i really believe that it was.

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