Dear Ben Joravsky;
There is another kind of charter that takes high school students that public schools won't take. YCCS charter has a number of small high schools that take such students. There are also charters or contract schools that take special needs students that CPS public doesn't want. While Noble Street's fining of families is well known as a charter strategy to eliminate difficult students & families, please lay out the diversity of charters and those that are not like Noble Street but take students and families ejected by both CPS and other charters.
Who is looking into what is happening in CPS' special ed classrooms as a function of this budget slashing? It's no secret that parents of special ed students in the city's poor and immigrant neigborhoods often don't know what their children are actually entitled to by law.
a concerned special ed teacher who has witnessed alarming and various reductions of services for our most vulnerable students.....