Controller John Liu Blasts The DOE For Failure To Deliver Special Ed Services
An audit of the services delivered by the DOE during the 2009-2010 school year revealed that special education students were grossly underserved where they were entitled to services such as speech therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy, etc. Although I am not surprised by the findings (the DOE is woefully understaffed), I am surprised that results from an audit regarding 09-10 are first being released now. Or is that a normal amount of time for this kind of audit? I'm not sure. But the city was clearly neglecting to provide a big chunk of the services it was obligated to provide. This continues to be a problem today. Any suggestions about how we go about fixing it?
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