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In Philadelphia, Debate Over Special Ed Students Being Integrated Into Public Schools05:48
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Francisca Castelli and her son, James. James was a student at Wordsworth Academy in Fort Washington, Penn. (Avi Wolfman-Arent/WHYY)
Francisca Castelli and her son, James. James was a student at Wordsworth Academy in Fort Washington, Penn. (Avi Wolfman-Arent/WHYY)
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The School District of Philadelphia recently ended its contract with a private school for emotionally disturbed students. The decision set off a debate over how to educate some of the city's most vulnerable kids.

Special education advocates say the students should be reintegrated into public schools. Some parents aren't so sure. WHYY's Avi Wolfman-Arent (@Avi_WA) reports.

This segment aired on August 24, 2017.

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