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School Climate: How People with Disabilities Are Harmed In School and How We Can Fight Back

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Introduction

Kids from ages 6-18 have the right to an education in a public school. A public school is a school for kids run by the government. A private school is a school that is not owned by the government. Some kids go to private schools instead. 

All students deserve the right to a good education free of cruelty, harm, and fear. Kids with disabilities have the right to an education too. Sometimes though, bad things happen in schools that hurt the education of students with disabilities. Some of these things are so bad they can cause injury or death. 

Things that happen in schools that make it hard for people with disabilities to get an education are things that make the school climate worse. “School climate” is a phrase that means “what being in the school is like.” In a school with a good school climate, everyone can get an education and no one feels unsafe. In a school with a [...]

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