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.
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