- Critics fear that as more New York City schools welcome students with disabilities in the fall, Individualized Education Programs for the students will be neglected.
- Parents and schools must agree on IEPs, and many are worried that New York City's move toward an "inclusion" model will have negative consequences.
- Shael Polakow-Suransky, the New York City Education Department’s chief academic officer, argues that the changes will benefit students with disabilities in the long term and narrow achievement gaps.
From the article:
As more neighborhood public schools open their doors to students with disabilities this fall, advocates, parents and educators say they are worried about a potential lack of support, especially when it comes to negotiating a student’s Individualized Education Program, or I.E.P. ...