Feb 12 2013

Press Event: Concerns about Special Needs Vouchers

Posted by BPDD at 10:10 AM
- Categories: Advocacy | DAWN Alerts | Miscellaneous

Join grassroots advocates at a Capitol press event next Monday to voice concerns about special needs vouchers.

You are invited to join parents, children with disabilities, and their education allies at the State Capitol in Madison for a press event on Monday, Feb. 18 at  2:30 p.m. in Room 330SW. Families from around the state have organized the event to share their stories, introduce their children with disabilities, and discuss their concerns about placing a special needs voucher proposal in the 2013-2015 State Budget. Following the press event, parents and children with disabilities will deliver a message to the Governor’s office.

Gov. Walker will deliver his budget address on Feb. 20. A special needs voucher proposal may be part of the Governor’s proposed budget package. Families from around the state are concerned that voucher funding would harm their children and their local schools by taking funds away from local districts to pay for private vouchers. 

Families also are concerned that those using vouchers would lose essential rights in private schools where basic safety protections are not in place and quality of education is not guaranteed.

More information is available in a special needs vouchers fact sheet.



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