A local BOE is going to oppose S.B. 10, the bill that would improve the education conditions of special needs students. Why? Well, when you read the article it sounds a lot more like a turf war than being legitimately concerned about the students.
“What will keep a private school from cherry picking our students,” said board member Albert Abrams. “That’s something we all need to be concerned about.”
The board says there could be abuse, even though there are safeguards in the law (there can always be abuse).
They also fear that private schools could be established just for the money and without care for the students. Hello? Is this an admission that the school thinks parents are stupid? Only the Board of Education can tell if a student is being served properly? We can’t trust the parents to make the decision and decide a school is benefiting their children?