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According to Dr. George J. Hagerty, “There is a significant distance for most students and families between the promise of American special education and the reality of our outcomes.” Dr. Hagerty presents this viewpoint in “Parents, Education – and Students Who Learn Differently,” a blog feature on bostonparentspaper.com. In the piece, Dr. Hagerty discusses the continued importance of parents as advocates throughout the educational process for students who learn differently. One area where such parents can really make a difference is in helping their students identify institutions that have moved beyond lowered expectations and mere accommodation and actually have a track record of helping students who learn differently succeed.

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