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Educational Abuse And How To Fight It

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In Maryland, about 100,000 students-almost one in eight-are in special education classes. Do they all belong there? Longtime public-education advocate Kalman “Buzzy” Hettleman’s latest book is, “Mislabeled as Disabled: The Educational Abuse of Struggling Learners and How We Can Fight It”. Hettleman says one reason failing students are placed into special education is that they don't receive reseach-based instruction to help them catch up to their peers.

Hettleman will be in conversation with New York Times reporter Erica L. Green at the Enoch Pratt Writers LIVE! series.  Read his Baltimore Sun articles here and here.

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