Do special needs vouchers really work for students? Yes. That’s the conclusion of an engaging NPR story about a Florida special needs voucher program.
As some of you may know, North Carolina has a special needs scholarship program. It too has proven popular with parents.
As an addendum to the Florida story, we should note that the Senate budget contains a provision (see page 81) calling for the creation of Personal Education Savings Accounts (ESAs) for special needs students as well as children of active military personnel. If included in the final budget, the plan would give parents control of an account valued at up to $9,000. Parents could use the account to pay for private school tuition, books, testing, medical therapies and other educational expenses. If you support ESAs, share your views with your legislator!