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The city is paying for more students with disabilities to attend private school. But is that helping poor families?

10.28.2016 | Chalkbeat New York | Some advocates said that even if the city can’t prove that the policy is serving more low-income families, those it is serving are often having an easier time. Rebecca Shore, who represents low-income families as litigation director at Advocates for Children, said the administration’s shift has given parents of children with disabilities a more straightforward path to private school by reducing the amount of time and money they have to commit to legal battles. “The reality is the policy is helping those low-income parents,” she said. “Does that mean it’s equally dispersed? No.” Read article