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Meghan Healey


Access to a free and quality education is supposedly a basic human right. However, both throughout the United States and internationally, there are millions of children who are being denied this right every day. Among these neglected children are those afflicted with a variety of learning disabilities and other more complicated neurological disorders. Special education is, admittedly, a costly initiative, and this financial burden seems to be the primary obstacle preventing these children from receiving the type and quality of education they rightfully deserve. Still, legislation both within the United States and on a global scale affirms every student's right to a quality education regardless of disability; the question now is what needs to be done in order to ensure this promise is kept and these students are finally taught in a manner that benefits them.