Maryland Parents Battle With School Districts to Get Special Education Services for Their Children

WASHINGTON – Raising a child who has a disability or learning disorder is difficult enough, but some parents say they are having to go to battle with their school district to get special education services.

Even more troubling, research shows there is an unequal playing field for parents who don’t have an attorney.

Tracy Sherman is one woman who took on the system and won. She says third grade was a struggle for her daughter, Jaelynn, who attends Rosa Parks Middle School in Prince George’s County.

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