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Lawsuit: Open enrollment violates disability law
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By Scott Bauer Associated Press MADISON - Three families of children with disabilities argue in a federal lawsuit that Wisconsin's open enrollment program is unconstitutional because school districts can reject students with disabilities while accepting others. The lawsuit, filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Madison, also argues that it's discriminatory for schools to set quotas for how many students, both with disabilities and without, they will accept under open enrollment every year. The law requiring that districts determine the number of both regular and special education spaces available for open enrollment was passed by the Republican-controlled Legislature and signed by Gov.