RACINE — Some Racine Unified School District special education parents feel like they must fight with the district to get the services their children need. The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction has ordered Unified to take corrective action in response to some of their complaints.

“We hear that word ‘fight’ all the time,” said Peggy Foreman, executive director of The Arc of Racine County. “They’re feeling like they’re going to battle and that’s just not right.”

In response to a complaint filed by Disability Rights Wisconsin on behalf of a group of Unified parents and their children, the DPI in February ordered Racine Unified to contract with an independent consultant to conduct a full, districtwide review of its special education

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