NY Parents Need Special Ed Voucher Program


It’s time to shake up New York’s shameful special-education system — and the way to do it is with a school-choice program for students with special needs and other disabilities.

A recent audit by the city Comptroller’s Office found that many city special-ed students, especially those in poor districts, aren’t getting the services to which they are entitled. Even the city Department of Education acknowledges that the waiting period for special-needs services is too long. Similar complaints are voiced all across the state.

Read more: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/opinion/opedcolumnists/stop_burning_ny_special_ed_dollars_YoDGsutyJ15pX9LafyNFZP#ixzz1l6DjekzH

About SquarePegDem

A former state legislator turned NY Post editorial board member, thought-leader, public affairs consultant and commentator, columnist and blogger. Michael has appeared on Al Jazeera America Tonight, NY1/Inside City Hall, FoxNews.com LIVE, YNN/Capital Tonight, The Brian Lehrer Show, The Fred Dicker Show, The Capitol Press Room, and The Daily Show. His op-eds have appeared in the NY Post, City and State, The Legislative Gazette, Bronx Times, The Troy Record, Buffalo News, and the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle. To schedule speaking engagements, email MBenjamin9@optimum.net.
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