Harlem World Magazine: Paola Martinez-Boone Discusses Troubling Findings in NYLPI’s New Special Education Report

November 28, 2023

Disability Justice, Health Justice, Media Coverage, News, Special Education

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NYLPI’s new special education report, “A Crisis In Special Education: New York City’s Failure to Educate Students Classified with ‘Emotional Disability,’ A Proposal for Systemic Change” was featured in a story in Harlem World magazine.

“Our years of experience with clients and the data highlighted in this report clearly shows that Black and Latino students are disproportionally classified with Emotional Disability, and that they are more likely to be placed in restrictive settings. It’s outrageous that despite knowing what the data says, the DOE is failing to reform a system that disproportionately harms Black and Latino students. Inclusive education is not a privilege; it is a right!” – Paola Martinez-Boone, Senior Advocate & Special Education Coordinator, NYLPI

Read more in Harlem World.

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