Sánchez: Putting Kids in Special Ed Just Because They Don’t Speak English is a ‘Wake Up Call’

State Rep. Jeffrey Sánchez, D-Jamaica Plain, has a bill that seeks to improve the assessment process for non-speakers of English. He spoke to the Herald about it after the paper reported 21 percent of that population is shunted into Special Ed.

A Boston lawmaker who has long championed greater accountability in the education of immigrant kids called yesterday’s Herald story on the placement of non-English speakers in special education classes a “wake-up call.” “I feel like they’re having some serious issues because if you look at the achievement gap, Latino children are the ones who have the hardest time,” said state Rep.

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