Court rules city doesn't have to pay for special ed kids attending private schools

Parents in the Bronx and city who have children attending special education classes in private schools will no longer be reimbursed for tuition.

A federal court ruled Friday that the city no longer has to pay for special education students at private schools. It's a move that could save the city about $12 million a year. City officials argued that parents who received funding never tried the public school system before opting to send their kids to private school.

This latest ruling has been met with criticism. Some attorneys argue that the decision could hurt Bronx and city children by forcing them to waste valuable time in programs that clearly don't meet their needs.

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