Special schools can be the right choice;Letter

28th May 1999 at 01:00
I WOULD defend Stephanie Lorenz (TES, May 14) in her fight for parents to include their Down's syndrome children in mainstream schools.

However, I would go further by championing the rights of all children with significant educational needs to be offered a special school option, should this be in the child's best interests. Sadly, not all local education authorities consider this preference to be of equal right.

GF Kent, Chair of governors, Alderman Knight school, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire

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