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Document Number: 3820

What Are We Spending on Special Education Services in the United States, 1999-2000? - The cost to educate students with disabilities represented over 21% of the 1999-2000 spending on all elementary and secondary education services in the nation, according to this report by the Special Education Expenditure Project. The report also estimates that educating the average special education student cost 1.9 times what it cost to educate students with no special needs. (Jay G. Chambers, Tom Parrish, Jenifer J. Harr, Special Education Expenditures Project, U.S. Department of Education, March 2002)...

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