Published Online: August 26, 2014
Published in Print: August 27, 2014, as District Sorry for Making Spec. Ed. Students Sort Trash

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District Sorry for Making Spec. Ed. Students Sort Trash

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A Southern California district has apologized to parents of special education students who were outraged to learn their children had been sorting trash as a school activity.

The activity, which was part of a functional-skills program at Patriot High School in the Jurupa district to teach students general life skills like budgeting and purchasing groceries, had been suspended.

Angry parents sounded off over the program that had special education students sort through campus trash bins for recyclables. They said it was humiliating and exposed the children to germs.

Vol. 34, Issue 02, Page 5

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