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What is educational neglect in children?

Educational neglect in children is when parents and schools do not take responsibility for making sure children have access to opportunities for academic success. Examples of educational neglect include
  • allowing a child to miss too much school
  • not enrolling a child in school (or not providing comparable home-based education)
  • keeping a child from needed special education services

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