Sean Crawford: All this week, Dusty has been sharing a series of stories about special education students placed in private facilities in other states — how many students, who pays for the placements, and why Illinois passed that law banning placements in the state of Utah. She joins me now to discuss the project.
Q: So Dusty how many of these kids actually leave Illinois for school?
A: Close to 350 for residential placement, another 140 or so are in therapeutic day school, mostly in the St. Louis area.
Q: So what kind of disabilities to these students have?