Monday, November 28, 2016

Special Education: Vouchers and Betsy DeVos

Special Education: Vouchers and Betsy DeVos:

Special Education: Vouchers and Betsy DeVos

Special Education concept. Magnifying Glass on Old Paper with Red Vertical Line Background.

What will future Education Secretary Betsy DeVos do with special education? Most voucher programs currently go to students with disabilities. My guess is that there will be increased support with the new Trump administration and DeVos.
The following states have voucher programs for student with disabilities: Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Utah and Wisconsin and Arkansas.
Many other states have been on the verge of passing voucher legislation and usually they start with special education.
Yet, there is no evidence vouchers do better than programs in traditional public schools. In most cases students do worse, and they lose their rights to due process under the Individual with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).
The McKay Scholarship Program
The McKay Scholarship Program in Florida is one of the better known Special Education: Vouchers and Betsy DeVos:


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