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How Some Schools Are Making Big Money On ‘ADD/ADHD
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The IDEA legislation provided schools with $400 per year for each child in “special education“. There followed a dramatic spike in the amount of methylphenidate consumed in the US. According to the DEA, the production and use of methylphenidate increased almost 6 fold between 1990 and 1995.
In December 1999, the Los Angeles Times reported that tens of thousands of California’s special education students were placed there not because they have a serious mental or emotional handicap, but because they were never taught to read properly. Reid Lyon, head of the federal government s research efforts into reading and writing told the Times, “It is where children who weren’t taught well go in many cases.”
Testimony of Patti Johnson Colorado State Board of Education member 2nd Congressional District before the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations hearing entitled “Behavioral Drugs in Schools: Questions and Concerns”