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EJ577268 EA535372

Title: For-Profit Charter Schools and Students with Disabilities: The Sordid Side of the Business of Schooling.
Author(s): Zollers, Nancy J.; Ramanathan, Arun K.
Source: Phi Delta Kappan, v80 n4 p297-304 Dec 1998
Publication Date: 1998
ISSN: 0031-7217
Language: English
Document Type: Journal articles (080); Reports--Evaluative (142); Reports--Research (143)
Journal Announcement: CIJAUG1999

Studies the record of three companies (Sabis International, Edison Project, and Alternative Public Schools) that manage Massachusetts for-profit charter schools in serving students with disabilities. The profit motive compels even resource-heavy charter schools to limit required services, use inappropriate disciplinary procedures, segregate disabled kids, and/or counsel them out. (MLH)

Descriptors: Accountability; *Charter Schools; Delivery Systems; *Disabilities; Discipline; Elementary Secondary Education; *Proprietary Schools; *Special Education
Identifiers: *Massachusetts; *Profit Making Schools