Arizona Center For Investigative Reporting: 504 Plans Better Benefit Higher-Income Students

Published: Tuesday, June 15, 2021 - 12:27pm
Updated: Tuesday, June 15, 2021 - 1:35pm
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A 504 plan for some Arizona students with disabilities can mean the difference between graduating from high school and dropping out.

But a new investigation reveals that not all students are able to equally benefit from these plans — especially those at lower-income schools.

The Arizona Center for Investigative Reporting found that the disparity favors families that can spend time, money and energy advocating for their children.

The Show spoke about its findings with investigative reporter Sam Kmack, who dug into the numbers. 

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