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Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Bloomberg goes after publicly funded private placements

Mayor Bloomberg addressed the NYS legislature yesterday and called upon the legislature to make it harder for public school students to attend private schools at taxpayer expense. Specifically, he noted that students should be required to attend public schools prior to their parents’ having a right to make a reimbursement claim. Hmm, didn’t the Supreme Court just have something to say about this?

I expect that the shit may hit the fan in the next month or two. There’s a maelstrom brewing–Governor Cuomo’s budget cuts, the State Ed proposals that continue to chip away at the rights of students with disabilities and their parents, Mayor Bloomberg’s comments, …

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