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How NYC sets up kids with emotional disabilities for failure: ‘I had more kids in the correctional system than I had graduates’

07.17.2022 | NY Daily News | But for thousands of kids with emotional disabilities sent to District 75, it often serves as little more than a holding ground, according to interviews with 10 current and former district families and staffers from multiple schools. 

“It’s become outrageous what’s happening on a large-scale basis,” said Dawn Yuster, the director of the School Justice Project at Advocates for Children. “What we’re doing is pushing students out of school, not educating them, setting them up… especially kids who are Black and brown, to end up in the school-to-prison pipeline.” Read article