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Struggling With Dyslexia: Chanda Smith vs. the L.A. Schools

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Published on Feb 24, 2016

“When your kid is not taught the right way … they can’t be successful as a parent or as a human being.” - Chanda Smith

Educators ignored Chanda Smith’s learning and reading challenges at her Los Angeles schools. In 1993, Smith’s mother sued the school district. The case turned into a class-action lawsuit that would spark changes that have improved the educational experience for thousands of students with disabilities. But Smith’s frustrations continue. ____________________

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