Former Student Sues School For Not Teaching Him To Read
By Dave Reynolds, Inclusion Daily Express
May 2, 2005
ERIE, PENNSYLVANIA--A former student of Erie Central High School is suing to get back into class because the school did not teach him to read.
Melvin Borrero, a 21-year-old man who has cerebral palsy, refused to accept his diploma at last June's graduation. He accused the school of keeping him in special education classes where they failed to teach him to read beyond a second-grade level.
"I need to read so I can get a job," he told the Herald Standard.
The school argues that it is no longer responsible for Borrero's education because he is 21.
School officials are trying to negotiate a reading program for Borrero.
"Erie man with cerebral palsy fighting to continue education" (Uniontown Herald Standard)