One of the biggest messes of the NYC DOE is SESIS, the online special education information system that had no privacy for the kids in the system. And no one, at the DOE, seemed to care.
As a parent advocate I had to deal with Committees on Special Education who threw around Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) as if they were schedules for staff for the coming semester. And I remember being in a school where the parent needed to see the IEP, and the Principal told us, "It's being written right now. Go to the office and you can see it when it is finished." I asked, and who is writing it?
Answer: "the family worker at the district office". I asked, was this person on the CSE?
No, he was hired to input data.
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