Plans to slash places at schools for children with special needs have been condemned by Midland MPs.
Coventry City Council's proposals, designed to bring more children into mainstream education, have been opposed by some parents who fear youngsters will be subjected to bullying.
They follow an admission by Baroness Warnock, the peer who led calls for the integration of disabled children into standard schools, that the policy may have gone too far.
Her influential report, published in 1978, led to a drive to include children with special needs in mainstream classes. But she recently warned the policy had left "a disastrous legacy".
Coventry Council is consulting parents over proposals to close seven of the city's 11 special schools.
Four would be replaced by new facilities on the same site as mainstream schools. Some pupils would simply be integrated completely into mainstream education.
Geoffrey Robinson (Lab Coventry North West) accused the council of having an "obsession for reorganisation", and urged it to postpone the proposals.
He also warned that national guidelines promising children a "right" to a mainstream education encouraged councils to close special schools.
The MP said: "The proposals are radical. They are out for consultation - although as we all know, things are seldom if ever changed as a result.
" It is proposed that 11 schools will be reduced to seven and that the capacity for children with special needs will be reduced from 850 to 600. Those are radical shifts.
"When I spoke to the local director of education, he told me not to worry because there was nothing too dramatic about the proposals and that they would be introduced gradually.
"I replied that a 30 per cent reduction in capacity and in the number of schools was considerable by any standards."
He added: "A national audit is under way of the situation in local government. That will provide a wealth of information about what is good and what is working.
"We shall then be able to consider how to improve provision in future.
"All that work could be brought to bear on the reorganisation on which Coventry seems hell bent."
A spokeswoman for Coventry Council said: "We've been carrying out a very detailed consultation with parents, staff, unions and - most importantly - children themselves about our inclusion strategy.
"Their views have played a very important role in shaping what happens next in the city and we will shortly be publishing details of our future plans.
"We would like to reassure Mr Robinson that we would not take any decision lightly about re-organisation, and any decision would be made with the interests of Coventry children at heart."