Why is it that children who are much higher functioning are sent to Private schools and those that truly need it were not?
If the DOE NYC really cared about children with special needs they would have offered approved private school placement to these students. These things do not happen in state approved private schools. The doors are locked and safety is a top priority!
The DOE NYC only offers private school to parents who fight for it, which is just unfair and wrong. D75 schools/seats need to be safer and better looked at. LRE should not mean death and mistreatment.
I highly doubt that the DOE NYC ever offered a state approved private school to Avonte’s or Dyasha’s parents. They never admit (with out an advocate) that they cannot teach a child or provide FAPE and they should. It would save everyone a lot of heart ache and money.
When is the last time you heard a child escaping or dying while in one of the schools on this list?
or the non approved schools like Cooke or GERSH?
The children below may still be alive today if they had been offered a state approved private school.