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Refugee Students Sue For Their Place in Public Education

What should a school district – legally obligated to educate students until age 21 – do with a foreign-born 19-year-old who reads at a fifth-grade level? That question, among others no less contentious, is being argued in a closely watched legal case pitting the School District of Lancaster against six refugee students. The district maintains it has final say over student placement, including putting the plaintiffs in an alternative school for special instruction.