Argument: Charter schools can exclude special needs students
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- Debate: Charter schools - con argument.
Larry Kuehn. "Ten Problems with Charter Schools". British Columbia Teachers' Federation. 1995 - "Charter schools may exclude students with special needs. [...] In a system based on an educational marketplace, students with special needs may detract from the marketability of the school. Research in Britain indicates that the 'most effective strategies are 1. to recruit more students who are likely to perform well academically, and 2. exclude students who are likely not to do well academically. [...] There is concern in Britain over the trend away from integrating children with special needs into the regular classroom. These students are seen as impediments in achieving test scores that can be used to comparison-market the school."