Group wants DOE to help Haitian students
An advocacy group for Haitian students in Brooklyn says the city's Department of Education is ignoring their needs and concerns.
The group Flanbwayan says too many Haitian students are held back, dropping out or not getting the education they need.
Abja Midha, from the nonprofit group Advocates for Children, says the DOE can do a better job making sure immigrant students get the placement they need to succeed.
"We see students who are placed in schools that are not able to serve them," Midha says.
The DOE says that graduation rates for immigrant students who have already learned English is on the rise, but immigrant groups say the success rate for immigrant students who are still trying to learn English is falling.