Wisconsin’s Special Needs Voucher Program Only Fills Half the Available Seats; Many Go to Existing Voucher Students

Educate All Students: Larry Miller's Blog

Note the reporting on St. Marcus (highlighted in report).

Date: October 24, 2016 Stop Special Needs Vouchers <stopspecialneedsvouchers@gmail.com>

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The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction has released the 2016 enrollment figures for the “Special Needs Scholarship Program,” which was passed in the most recent Wisconsin state budget without a public-hearing opportunity for families or community members to express our concerns. Families who accept the special needs vouchers must give up their rights and protections under the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), including the right to a free appropriate public education, the right to have disability considered when it comes to suspension and expulsion, and the right to recourse in case of a dispute.  Public schools, meanwhile, must follow the full IDEA and educate all students regardless of disability.

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