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Special Needs Vouchers and Undermined Teacher Licensure: A Toxic Combination

Special Needs Vouchers and Undermined Teacher Licensure: A Toxic Combination

For Immediate Release
18 June 2015

Madison, WI – “How can this be happening to students with disabilities in Wisconsin?” That’s the question on the minds of parents of students with disabilities all over the state, as the implications of the Joint Finance Committee’s special education bombshells become ever clearer.  Two particularly damaging proposals were introduced without warning or public discussion on May 19 and voted into the budget after midnight: special needs vouchers and a massive dilution of teacher licensure standards.  Taken in combination, these two proposals are even more damaging for students with special education needs in our state.

The families of Stop Special Needs Vouchers have strongly objected to harmful special needs voucher proposals that have repeatedly been introduced and defeated in Wisconsin. Families are deeply concerned about the lack of rights and protections for students with disabilities in private voucher schools, and the increasing drain on funding for the public schools that must accept and educate students of all abilities.

Meanwhile, the proposal to credential grade 6-12 teachers in non-core subjects without even a bachelor’s degree, solely upon administrator request in public, charter, or private voucher schools, brings an additional hidden threat to the education of students with disabilities. Though special education is a specialized and demanding profession, it falls into the category of “any subject area excluding English, social studies, mathematics or science” as outlined in the motion.  The prospect of credentialing untrained, non-degreed “special educators” to teach in any type of publicly-funded school in Wisconsin has left parents of students with disabilities with their jaws on the floor.

“These proposals are downright disrespectful to children and families, not to mention the professional special educators in our public schools across the state,” says Tracy Hedman, whose 11-year-old son Cyril has an IEP in the Glendale – River Hills school district.  “What are we saying about how we value students with disabilities and those who teach them, when we say that just-about-anyone can get credentialed as special educators, and that voucher schools aren’t even required to address their educational needs?”
 
Kelli Simpkins, whose 13-year-old son Mickey has an IEP in the Madison school district, sees a bone-chilling prospect ahead as the two proposals interact.  “Can you imagine what a shady voucher-school operator could do with this?” she asks.  “They could hire anyone with a high-school diploma and declare that person to be a qualified special educator, no proof required.  Then they could market their newly

DPI-credentialed ‘special educators’ in combination with the special needs vouchers to unsuspecting parents, who will have no way to tell the difference. Why in the world are we making this possible?”

Neither the special needs vouchers nor the teacher licensure debasement proposal belong in Wisconsin’s budget.  The parents of Stop Special Needs Vouchers call upon the legislature to remove this toxic combination altogether, before it’s too late.

Also online at The Wheeler Report, 18 June 2015

 

Take Special Needs Vouchers Out of the Budget!

Take Special Needs Vouchers Out of the Budget!

As parents of students with disabilities, we have fought for years to protect robust public education for children across Wisconsin. We repeatedly have raised our voices to defeat the harmful special needs voucher bills that keep surfacing in Madison, pushed by big money from out of state.

Early in the morning of May 20, however, the Joint Finance Committee told us — figuratively speaking — to sit down and shut up.

With no opportunity for public input or debate whatsoever, and not even a hint that it was coming, the majority party members of the budget-writing committee suddenly voted special needs vouchers into the state budget. There was much self-congratulation before the vote about how important it is to “trust the parents” in matters of education.

If they had trusted us to testify, we could have told them exactly why parents like us, not to mention every disability advocacy organization in the state, oppose their special needs voucher proposals.

Private voucher schools are not required to educate students with special needs, as the public schools are. They need not have special educators on staff, nor are they required to follow the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), which establishes our children’s rights to a free appropriate public education with a legally binding Individualized Education Plan.

Voucher schools can expel or “counsel out” students they find too challenging to educate, and the public schools must take the rejected students back while the funding lags behind. We don’t know how many students with disabilities have even been allowed into voucher schools, because the schools haven’t been required to reveal how many such students are enrolled.

Yet, with all of these dodges in place, voucher schools in Milwaukee have had a long track record of failing to do any better than the Milwaukee Public Schools. Instead, we have scandals such as LifeSkills Academy, and the dozens of Milwaukee students who were abandoned when the academy’s leaders fled Wisconsin for Florida in the middle of the night. Incidentally, the new LifeSkills Academy in Daytona Beach is still open, relying now on Florida’s special needs voucher funding.

Meanwhile, voucher schools and the voucher lobby are very skilled at marketing. We’ve heard the pitches and seen the glossy brochures. There’s personal experience in our group of being taken in by what the voucher schools promised, until our children actually attended and discovered sad differences between the sales job and the reality.

It’s abundantly clear that Wisconsin’s voucher programs, both present and proposed, leave families at the mercy of the operators while draining the public schools of much-needed funding.

Four decades ago, families such as ours advocated to secure children with disabilities the right to a solid public education in neighborhood schools where the doors must be open to all children regardless of disability. We strongly object to having our tax dollars suctioned out of public schools, where those hard-won rights apply, and spent to lure families into private schools where federal special education rights and protections disappear to be replaced by nothing more binding than a warning of “buyer, beware!”

Our children deserve better. Wisconsin deserves better.

We call on the Legislature to walk away from the voucher lobby sales job. Take the special needs vouchers out of the state budget.

From Pamela DeLap (Oshkosh), Terri Hart-Ellis (Whitefish Bay), Amy Polsin (Lowell), Naomi Silver (River Falls), Kelli Simpkins (Madison) and Lennise Vickers (Milwaukee). All are members of Stop Special Needs Vouchers.

Appeared online in Madison’s CapTimes on June 16, and in Milwaukee’s Journal Sentinel on June 18.

 

Late Night Special Needs Voucher Vote Shocks Families of Students with Disabilities

May 20, 2015

Milwaukee, WI – Families of students with disabilities are waking up to shocking news of the early-morning vote by the Joint Finance Committee to introduce a special needs voucher program into the state budget. Families were afforded no opportunity to express their opposition to these harmful vouchers, as the proposal was announced on Tuesday with no prior public discussion.

The families of Stop Special Needs Vouchers have strongly objected to harmful special needs voucher proposals that have repeatedly been introduced and defeated in Wisconsin. Families are deeply concerned about the lack of rights and protections for students with disabilities in private voucher schools, and the increasing drain on funding for the public schools that must accept and educate students of all abilities.

“In every special needs voucher proposal in every state, private school voucher students have had to give up their special education rights and protections,” said Terri Hart-Ellis, whose 11-year-old daughter Addie has an IEP in the Whitefish Bay school district. “And every time, the students remaining in the public schools stand to lose resources. As parents and citizens and taxpayers, we deserve a chance to make our case against these harmful vouchers. Last night’s vote was a travesty.”

Kelli Simpkins, whose 12-year-old son Mickey has an IEP in the Madison school district, is dismayed by both the process and the content of the budget vote. “Why did we not hear about this underhanded proposal until 2pm on Tuesday afternoon?” she asked. “Our voices have been silenced by budgetary sneak attack. Legislators know that parents all over Wisconsin, not to mention every disability organization in the state, have powerful objections to special needs vouchers – but somehow it didn’t seem to matter.”

Objections from families include not only the lack of rights and protection in voucher schools and the loss of resources for students in public schools, but also the flood of shady-operator schools that will emerge to take advantage of this new source of public funding. Parents remember all too well the cautionary tale of Lifeskills Academy of Milwaukee, the voucher school that suddenly fled the state in December 2013, leaving 66 Wisconsin students stranded and poorly educated. Lifeskills Academy reinvented themselves as a special needs voucher school in Florida, where they are still operating today.

The special needs vouchers do not belong in the budget, and do not belong in Wisconsin.

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Milwaukee School Takeover Plan: Serious Unanswered Questions for Families of Students with Disabilities

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 14, 2015

Milwaukee, WI – Families of students with disabilities need answers to concerns about the impact of a proposal by Sen. Alberta Darling and Rep. Dale Kooyenga which would allow charter or voucher school operators to take over selected public schools in Milwaukee. As reported in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the “Opportunity Schools Partnership Program” (OSPP) might be folded into the state budget, which means that it could be voted on as early as next week, without a public hearing.

One out of five students in the Milwaukee public schools has a disability, while only one in ten charter students fall into that category. Since voucher schools do not report disability data, parents cannot even make that comparison. The proposal outline does not answer the question of whether the new operators would be required to serve the same students as were previously in the school.

Even more troubling, the plan implies that the resulting schools might be set up as charter or private voucher schools. Since the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) does not apply to private voucher schools, it appears that twenty percent of students at a school that is turned into a private “choice” operation would suddenly lose the special education rights and protections that parents in a previous generation fought so long and hard to win.

Terri Hart-Ellis, parent from Whitefish Bay, is dismayed at the implications. “When do we get to talk about what this proposal means for students with disabilities?” she asked. “As written, this proposal turns public schools over to operators who either don’t serve students with disabilities in the same proportion, or aren’t even required to educate them at all. But we don’t have an actual bill to examine for details, and we might not even get to see it before it’s voted on.”

Lennise Vickers, parent from Milwaukee, has seen both sides of the voucher issue firsthand from a disability perspective. “At least when we were in the voucher school, nobody forced us to make that switch, and MPS was still there for me when I figured out that the vouchers were a mistake,” she said. “If a public school gets made into a voucher school, though, it looks like the families of kids like mine would lose their rights to an IEP and due process – maybe even the right to be there in the first place.”

The families of Stop Special Needs Vouchers have strongly objected to harmful special needs voucher proposals that have repeatedly been introduced and defeated in Wisconsin. One of the most deeply-held concerns is what voucher schools are NOT required to do: educate any given student with a disability, craft a legally-enforceable Individualized Education Plan with family at the table, or hire staff with special education expertise. The OSPP appears to echo all these failings, and may be rushed into the budget as early as next week.

At the very least, the proposal should not be considered in the state budget but rather as a separate bill with its own public hearing, where questions can be answered and flaws can be fully exposed.

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Testimony on the 2015/17 State Budget

The following testimony was submitted to the Joint Finance Committee on behalf of Stop Special Needs Vouchers regarding the Governor’s 2015/2017 biennial state budget proposal:

We are submitting this testimony on the 2015/2017 state budget proposal as members of the steering committee of Stop Special Needs Vouchers, a statewide grassroots group committed to quality inclusive public education for students of all abilities.  Many of us are parents of students or graduates with disabilities; some of us are graduates ourselves who had IEPs in public schools; and all of us are passionate about education for students with disabilities.

First, we would like to highlight an important aspect in which the 2015/2017 budget proposal is greatly superior to the one released in February 2013.  The budget proposal for the current biennium does NOT contain language regarding special needs vouchers, and we appreciate this.  At least four versions of harmful special needs voucher proposals have failed to pass in Wisconsin, in the face of immense opposition from parents, graduates, and education supporters like ourselves.  We hope that we have seen the last of such proposals in this state.

However, our opposition to past special needs voucher proposals also leads us to oppose the budget’s proposed expansion of the current statewide voucher program, as the concerns for students with disabilities are similar.

Attending private school via voucher is risky for students with disabilities for several reasons.  First and foremost, private voucher schools are not required to abide by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).  Families of students with disabilities lose all their IDEA rights and protections as soon as they enroll in a private voucher school, including the right to a legally-enforceable Individualized Education Program.  Furthermore, Wisconsin’s laws regarding seclusion and restraint in schools, practices which disproportionately affect students with disabilities, do not apply in private schools.  Private schools are under no legal obligation to provide an appropriate education for students with disabilities, nor to hire necessary special educators and therapists.

Meanwhile, Wisconsin public schools enroll and educate all students regardless of disability, including the students that the voucher schools send back after the “third Friday count.”  Voucher expansion leads to increasing concentration of students with the most challenging disabilities in the public schools, while the funding increasingly shifts to the unaccountable private voucher schools.

For the sake of students with disabilities across the state, we ask that the voucher expansion be entirely removed from the state budget.

Regarding available funding for the education of students with disabilities, we are deeply disappointed that the budget proposal currently contains no increase in special education funding, making a total of eight years without any increase.  The percentage of state support for special education has been dropping for years, leaving local communities to struggle to make up the difference.  The longer this continues, the harder it will be for public schools to meet their obligations to our students.  Many of us have experienced this ongoing “squeeze” firsthand, as we advocate for what our children need in their neighborhood schools.  The proposal makes matters even worse with a $150 per pupil aid cut, which will put terrible pressure on district budgets for students of all abilities.

For the sake of students with disabilities across the state, we ask that the state budget break the 8-year drought in special education spending increases.  Restore the $150 per pupil cut, and invest in our children with spending increases for special education categorical aid and high-cost student aid.

Finally, since our group first came together, we have spoken about inequities in public school open enrollment for students with disabilities.  We raised those concerns with the Department of Public Instruction, and were pleased to see that DPI proposed using the budget to eliminate “undue financial burden” as a reason for open enrollment denial.  Unfortunately, this common-sense proposal was not included in the budget.

For the sake of students with disabilities across the state, we ask that the proposal for increased equity in open enrollment be added to the state budget.

Thank you for the opportunity to comment.

Sincerely,

The Steering Committee of Stop Special Needs Vouchers
stopspecialneedsvouchers@gmail.com
http://stopspecialneedsvouchers.org

Patti Jo Becker – Oregon, WI
Paula Buege – Middleton, WI
Pam DeLap – Oshkosh, WI
Jason and Julie Endres – Eau Claire, WI
Lori Krueger Fatla – Milwaukee, WI
Kevin Fech – Cudahy, WI
Sally Flaschberger – Waukesha, WI
Nancy Gapinski – Glendale, WI
Terri Hart-Ellis – Whitefish Bay, WI  
Tracy Hedman – Glendale, WI 
Joanne Juhnke – Madison, WI 
Beth Moss – Madison, WI
Kimberly Nerone – Wauwatosa, WI
Donna Pahuski – Cambridge, WI
Katie Schierl – Neenah, WI
Kelli Simpkins – Madison, WI
Mary Swifka – New London, WI

 

Stop Special Needs Vouchers Testimony on AB1

2015 Assembly Bill 1: Public Hearing Testimony

Thank you for the opportunity to testify today. My name is Donna Pahuski, and I am testifying on behalf of Stop Special Needs Vouchers, a statewide volunteer group led by families of students with special education needs.

I am also the proud mother of my 23 year old daughter, Mary, who was diagnosed with autism at age 3. Thanks to the investment that our neighborhood school made in her as required by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), she has now graduated from college and is enrolled at a medical school working on her Masters in Biotechnology. When asked about the major factors that contributed to her academic and social-emotional success, Mary summed up her experience in the Cambridge and Marshall school districts: “They were trained, ready and required by law to address my needs.”

Trained, ready, and required by law to address the needs of students with disabilities. Wisconsin should expect nothing less in terms of accountability from schools that educate our students using our tax dollars.

AB1 falls significantly short of those expectations in several areas.

First, it is still not widely understood that private voucher schools in Wisconsin are not required to abide by the IDEA. This fundamental lack of voucher-school accountability for students with disabilities is one of our major objections to special needs voucher proposals. AB1 does not address the issue and therefore will not change that basis for our opposition to special needs vouchers.

Second, in order to have useful comparisons of enrollment and achievement data for students with disabilities, the disability data must be reported using common definitions. Public and charter schools report their disability-related data according to educationally-based categories in Wisconsin state law, but AB1 makes no such requirement for private voucher schools. Unless the definitions are apples-to-apples, the data will be meaningless to the families who need the information.

Third, we know that students with disabilities are disproportionately affected by suspension and expulsion. However, private voucher schools are not currently required to report suspension and expulsion data, and AB1 fails to offer any correction to that.

Finally, AB1 includes provisions that would require converting public schools into independent charter schools under certain conditions. However, we know that Milwaukee’s charter schools and public schools are not currently serving comparable percentages of students with disabilities. Over 20 percent of MPS students are receiving special education services, while that number is under 10 percent in Milwaukee’s charter schools. When it comes to students with cognitive disabilities, the numbers are even more concerning: MPS educates a five-times-greater proportion of students with cognitive disabilities than Milwaukee’s independent charters. We have serious concerns about the prospect of turning over schools serving a high percentage of students with disabilities to a school sector that is currently failing to educate students with disabilities in fair proportions.

When it comes to students with disabilities, AB1 is a seriously flawed bill.

Thank you for your consideration of these issues.


Donna Pahuski
for Stop Special Needs Vouchers

 

Families of Students with Disabilities Applaud Request for Federal Review of Voucher Program

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 22, 2014

Families of Students with Disabilities Applaud
Request for Federal Review of Voucher Program

Madison, WI – Wisconsin families of students with special needs are pleased to support Rep. Mark Pocan in his request for a federal review of Milwaukee’s voucher-school program, with an emphasis on examining disability issues. Given the recently-threatened return of the failed special needs vouchers proposal, coupled with the numerous allegations of disability-related discrimination in the Milwaukee voucher program, a thorough examination is long overdue.

“I am encouraged to see the prospect of getting some solid information about students with special needs in the Milwaukee voucher program,” said Anna Moffit, Madison parent of three children with disabilities. “The disability-discrimination complaints are real, and Rep. Pocan’s questions are more than reasonable. How can voucher expansion even be on the table, particularly the special needs vouchers, when such basic accountability and information is still lacking?”

Kevin Fech, parent from Cudahy, agrees that a federal response is clearly warranted. “One of my biggest concerns about the voucher program is the federal rights and protections under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) that my son has in the public schools, but that the voucher schools are free to ignore,” he said. “The voucher schools want us to trust that they’ll do right by our most vulnerable kids, but don’t even want to tell the public how many students with disabilities they’re enrolling! To even consider a special needs voucher program when this level of obstruction is going on is not only dangerously wrong – it’s ridiculous.”

A federal review is particularly welcome in context of 2014’s proposed special needs voucher bill at federal level, which expired without action but will surely return despite families’ opposition. In an astonishing disregard for the federal rights of students with disabilities, the so-called Creating Hope and Opportunity for Individuals and Communities through Education (CHOICE) Act would amend the IDEA to allow federal IDEA funds to flow into private voucher schools, while explicitly exempting those schools from abiding by the IDEA itself!

Wisconsin must ensure that our students with disabilities are not cheated of their civil rights when educated with our tax dollars. The review proposed by Rep. Pocan is a crucial step in that direction, and must not be derailed by the predictable high-volume response from the deep-pocketed voucher lobby.

Meanwhile, the families of Stop Special Needs Vouchers are determined to continue to let our legislators and our communities know: special needs vouchers would be a harmful experiment with our most vulnerable students. Every special needs voucher proposal, every time, has been wrong for our students and wrong for Wisconsin.


For more background on concerns about special needs vouchers in Wisconsin, see:
http://tinyurl.com/coqrrsn
For more information on Stop Special Needs Vouchers, a parent-led statewide grassroots group, see:
Facebook page — https://www.facebook.com/StopSpecialNeedsVouchers
Web site — http://www.stopspecialneedsvouchers.org

This release may also be found at the Wheeler Report:
http://thewheelerreport.com/wheeler_docs/files/1222ssnv.pdf

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A Letter to Governor Walker

A powerful and passionate letter to  Governor Walker from Sheila Plotkin of McFarland.

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Dear Governor Walker,

Rep. John Jagler wants to revive his failed special needs vouchers proposal. He needs your support. I am writing to urge you not to give it.

I am a retired teacher of the deaf and hard of hearing. For 20 of my 28 years in the Milwaukee Public Schools, I served as the program’s diagnostic teacher. I assessed hundreds of kids, some of them with multiple special needs. I taught in-service classes to both special needs and regular education teachers. My experience showed me that even the most dedicated, eager-to-learn teachers needed a great deal of time and exposure to gain an understanding of how to teach special needs kids. It can be a complicated and difficult task to devise the individualized instruction necessary to give them what they need. But, they deserve nothing less.

Less is what they’ll get in unaccountable education-for-profit schools. They will not be protected by IDEA. They will not be assured of trained staff or therapists. They can be rejected when it becomes clear they “don’t fit”. The for-profit school administration will keep the taxpayer’s money. Meanwhile, their public school has been deprived of essential, public funds. With fewer resources, that school must continue to provide special needs students with an appropriate education as the law requires.

Given that there is no research to prove that regular education students do better in education-for-profit settings, it is irresponsible at best, criminal at worst, to lure special needs students into this educational dead end.

You claim to fight for Wisconsin’s hard-working taxpayers. We can barely afford our public school system now. We cannot support a for-profit system too.

Governor, our special needs children are relying on your good will and common sense. You have a responsibility to protect them from becoming cash cows milked by profiteers. You owe it to them and to their parents to set aside your ideology, to reject the demands of your deep-pocketed donors, and to stand up for these youngsters’ rights. Their future is in your hands.

Thank you.

Sincerely,

Sheila Plotkin
McFarland, WI

 

Families Promise to Keep Speaking Out: Special Needs Vouchers are Still Bad News

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 21, 2014

Families Promise to Keep Speaking Out:
Special Needs Vouchers are Still Bad News


Madison, WI – In the wake of recent headlines that “promise” the return of the failed special needs vouchers proposals in Wisconsin, families of students with special needs have some promises of their own.

“I can promise you this: families like mine are still just as opposed to these voucher schemes as we were eight months ago,” says Terri Hart-Ellis of Whitefish Bay, mom to 11-year-old Addie who has Rubinstein-Taybi syndrome. “Last winter we brought over a thousand signatures and stories from across Wisconsin to the legislature, pointing out how special needs vouchers would weaken our neighborhood schools and how voucher students lose their special education rights. Our families have spoken out time and again against these harmful proposals, and it’s time for the legislature to listen!”

Kelli Simpkins of Madison, whose 13-year-old son Mickey has epilepsy, promises to continue raising her voice as well. “We should be talking about strengthening special education funding in the public schools, and the proposals that are already on the table to make open enrollment more equitable by eliminating ‘undue financial burden’ denials for students with disabilities. Why in the world are we still re-hashing voucher proposals that would let fly-by-night schools set up in Wisconsin to take advantage of our children?”

The families of Stop Special Needs Vouchers are determined to continue to let our legislators and our communities know: special needs vouchers would be a dangerous experiment with our most vulnerable students. Every special needs voucher proposal, every time, has been wrong for our students and wrong for Wisconsin.


For more background on concerns about special needs vouchers in Wisconsin, see: http://tinyurl.com/coqrrsn
For more information on Stop Special Needs Vouchers, a parent-led statewide grassroots group, see:
Facebook page — https://www.facebook.com/StopSpecialNeedsVouchers
Web site — http://www.stopspecialneedsvouchers.org

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Families of Students with Disabilities Applaud Special Education Funding, Open Enrollment Proposal

Families of Students with Disabilities Applaud Special Education Funding, Open Enrollment Proposal

Date: 10 November 2014

Madison, WI – The families of Stop Special Needs Vouchers have multiple reasons to cheer the budget proposal released today by the Department of Public Instruction (DPI). The proposal would strengthen our state’s investment in students with disabilities by increasing special education funding, and would also improve equity in Wisconsin’s open enrollment program. Stop Special Needs Vouchers appreciates the budget’s responsiveness to parent perspectives statewide. The resulting proposal bears out our contention that addressing open enrollment disparities for students with special needs can clearly be achieved without turning to harmful special needs vouchers.

The proposal brings crucial support for students with disabilities at a time when special education funding has been frozen for six years, yet costs have continued to rise. The DPI budget proposal would boost state funding for special education up to 30% of district costs by 2017, finally reversing the multi-decade decline in the percentage of state reimbursement for special education costs. The high cost fund, which supports districts to educate nearly 1,000 children with more significant challenges statewide, would increase from 45% to full reimbursement.

Meanwhile, the proposal addresses concerns of families of students with disabilities who wish to move their child to a neighboring school district, but have faced denials that were not present for students without disabilities. The proposal removes discriminatory barriers through re-structuring open enrollment funding for students with disabilities.

“This will be a powerful improvement in the open enrollment program for students with disabilities,” says Paula Buege, a parent from Middleton. “But it’s also critical to support our neighborhood schools where our students have special education rights and the doors are open to all, unlike private voucher schools. The proposed funding increases will be a big step forward.”

“We’ve argued all along that fixing open enrollment is the way to go, rather than draining our public schools through special needs voucher schemes,” said Pam DeLap, a parent from Oshkosh. “Families statewide have been speaking out time and again about how risky the vouchers would be for our students. It’s time to give up on the failed special needs voucher proposals, once and for all, and put our effort toward strengthening public education for all our children.”

For more information on Stop Special Needs Vouchers, a parent-led statewide grassroots group:
Facebook page — https://www.facebook.com/StopSpecialNeedsVouchers
Website — http://www.stopspecialneedsvouchers.org/

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“Voucher proposals do not even require private schools to accept children with disabilities!” — Mary from New London, mother to Noah

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