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Why The College Admissions Scandal Hurts Students With Disabilities

"Stories like this are why we continue to see backlash to disability rights laws," one expert said.
The college admissions and bribery scandal revealed that some were taking advantage of a system meant to help students with disabilities. Source: Ryan Johnson for NPR

Students with disabilities and disability rights advocates are among those angry — and feeling victimized — after the arrests in the college admissions and bribery scandal Tuesday.

"Stories like this are why we continue to see backlash to disability rights laws," Rebecca Cokley, director of the Disability Justice Initiative at the Center for American Progress, said in a

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