New York Public Advocate's Office
A very large portion of the time
and energy of the New York Public Advocate's Office is dedicated to
issues with Education. This office is very concerned with quality
education for the children of New York City. Any time a parent has a
serious issue with the Department of Education, the Public
Advocate's office can help. There are many experts on the staff that
can assist parents with cutting through the bureaucratic maze to
find solutions. Additionally, the office has been involved in
solving problems in the education community that effect certain
populations of students.
Much work has been done in arena of drop-outs to decrease the
numbers of students who do not graduate from high school. It was
discovered through the work of this office that the Department of
Education had policies in place that forced certain students to drop
out of school before their graduation. New policies were written and
literally hundreds of thousands of additional students are staying
The Public Advocate's Office also does quality work in the area of
special education. The experts here can help a parent to get all the
services that the government provides to a child who qualifies for
special education and help to maintain that child's progress through
At the forefront of education advancements is vocational education.
The Public Advocate's office helps educators to maintain current
information on the business community's needs for vocational
workers. By ensuring that the correct courses are taught and that
students get the vocational education that they need, the business
community and society as a whole benefit from a skilled workforce.
It is sometimes very difficult for parents to put their emotions
aside and work efficiently to solve problems that involve their
children. The Public Advocate's office has proven their dedication
to students time and again by assisting parents with any problems
they have with New York public schools.
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