Educate! Include! Respect! A Call for School System Reform to Improve the Educational Experiences of Students with Disabilities in New York City

Apr 01, 2009
  • Description

In this report, the ARISE Coalition calls upon the Department of Education (DOE) to build a school system that educates, includes, and respects students with disabilities. We review the Children First Reforms of Mayor Bloomberg as they apply to this population and examine their effects on the progress and day-to-day experiences of these students and their families. We conclude with concrete recommendations and with a plea for the DOE to commit at least the same system-wide attention and resources to students with disabilities as have been devoted to developing, implementing and fine-tuning programs for students in the general education population.