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Education Money Being Sought

There are more than 62 thousand children in Mississippi with special educational needs. And according to some state officials, a lot of those childrens' needs are not being met.

According to the Governor, Congress passed legislation in the 70's to help fund special education programs at the state level. The feds were supposed to fund 40 percent. But Musgrove says Washington has never funded more than 15 percent. The full funding would mean an additional 30 million dollars for special education in Mississippi.

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